Exam: HSC Clarinet

Ulpirra

RM841 Ulpirra Edwards CLA
RM841 Ulpirra Edwards CLA
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RM841e Ulpirra Edwards CLA
RM841e Ulpirra Edwards CLA
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Composer: Ross Edwards
Composed: 1993 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720114-38-5 Catalogue: RM841
Level: D Country: Australia

The Australian recorder player Jo Dudley commissioned this brief, virtuosic solo.

Ulpirra is an Aboriginal word meaning pipe or flute. It has been performed and recorded on many different treble instruments apart from the recorder: piccolo, flute, oboe, B-flat and E-flat clarinets, a special version for bass clarinet with handclapping accompaniment in Enyato IV, and soprano or alto saxophone.

Being short and snappy it is especially useful as an encore piece for recitals.

Sonatina

RM733 Sonatina Schultz CLA
RM733 Sonatina Schultz CLA

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RM733e Sonatina Schultz CLA
RM733e Sonatina Schultz CLA

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Composer: Andrew Schultz
Composed: 1980 Duration: 8 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720109-04-6 Catalogue: RM733
Level: D Country: Australia

Blue Tongue

RM478 Blue Tongue Cockcroft CLA
RM478 Blue Tongue Cockcroft CLA

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RM478e Blue Tongue Cockcroft CLA
RM478e Blue Tongue Cockcroft CLA

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 2008 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level C, Featured
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet,
VCE Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720083-26-1 Catalogue: RM478
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed by Barry Cockcroft

Blue Tongue is a solo piece in a blues style with a theatrical element to be performed with a sense of humour. After a brief rubato introduction, the rhythm and pulse must remain relentless with a gradual increase in the dynamics and intensity of the piece. From figure D the clarinetist should gradually disassemble their instrument while playing. As the instrument gets shorter, the music should maintain its flow right up to the final note played on just the mouthpiece. The actual pitch in the final section will depend upon the particular instrument of each player, so don’t be too concerned with precision of pitch, the gesture is more important. The written notes indicate the fingering to be used rather than the exact pitch. Ample amounts of cork grease may be required to ensure that the clarinet comes apart smoothly and quickly.

Breathing and phrasing will depend upon each individual clarinetist. Bracketed notes may be omitted to allow for quick breaths if required. Grace notes can be lazy, tremolos should be played fast, articulation crisp rather than legato and slides should be played smoothly like a portamento. If the slides are impractical, the alternate written notes may be played.

The piece should be played with a sense of humour and creative ways of taking apart the clarinet could be employed. For example, gradually putting the pieces of the clarinet into the case and then walking off stage at the end...

Del Espiritu Santo

RM428 Del Espiritu Santo Vaughan CLA
RM428 Del Espiritu Santo Vaughan CLA

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RM428e Del Espiritu Santo Vaughan CLA
RM428e Del Espiritu Santo Vaughan CLA

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Composer: Dindy Vaughan
Composed: 1999 Duration: 7 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet,
VCE Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720083-07-0 Catalogue: RM428
Level: D Country: Australia

 

“Sacred Country” , Tharawal Country, the South Coast of New South Wales, sacred to the Aboriginal people of the Tharawal nation, to poet Roland Robinson, and to composer Dindy Vaughan, who was born and raised there.

An area covered with sacred rock carvings, bushland, creeks and streams; a land singing its essence, shouting its freedom, vibrating with energy. Country encircling, embracing, containing; soothing with tenderness.  Echoing, reverberating, radiating mystery; mind captive, soul stilled. Creation shines in the Eternal Present.