|Title||Stamitz: Concerto in F Major|
|Instrumentation||Bass Clarinet & Piano|
|Range||Extended-range instrument not required.|
About the Music
Carl Stamitz (1745-1801) was a prominent member of the second generation of Mannheim composers of the Classical era. He wrote more than 60 concertos, including seven solo concertos for bassoon. Alea is pleased to publish Andrew Sprung's outstanding transcription of Stamitz' Bassoon Concerto in F Major for bass clarinet and piano.
The original keys are maintained in this transcription, placing the bass clarinet part in G Major for movements 1 and 3 and C Major for movement 2. While the original range is to low written D, alternative passages are provided for performance on a low E-flat instrument. There are cadenzas in the first and second movements of this concerto. This edition includes two virtuosic cadenzas for bass clarinet to low C and two cadenzas of moderate difficulty for bass clarinet to low E-flat.
This three-movement work allows for practical study of Classical style and is an excellent choice for performance in a recital, contest, jury, or audition.
About the Arranger
Andrew Sprung is principal clarinetist of the Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, second clarinetist of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra (Traverse City, Michigan), and adjunct instructor of clarinet at Spring Arbor University and Hillsdale College. He maintains a private studio of 35+ high school, middle school, and adult amateur clarinetists and bass clarinetists.
He has performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Ballet, Windsor (Canada) Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Light Music Theatre, and others. He holds a D.M.A. degree from Michigan State University, M.M. from Bowling Green State University, and B.A. from Iowa State University. He is a Selmer Paris artist.
Listen to the first movement of the work in its original instrumentation!
Piano score: 26 pages, spiral bound
Part: 12 pages, spiral bound