Exam: HSC Clarinet

Smocks and Ladders (6 pieces)

RM343 Smocks and Ladders Carter CLA/PNO
RM343 Smocks and Ladders Carter CLA/PNO

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RM343e Smocks and Ladders Carter CLA/PNO
RM343e Smocks and Ladders Carter CLA/PNO

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Composer: Taran Carter
Composed: 2003-2006 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level A, Clarinet & Piano Level B, Clarinet & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 0 Preliminary,
AMEB Clarinet Grade 4,
HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720071-05-3 Catalogue: RM343
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Contents: Piper's Lullaby, Miles of Water Colour , Up The Ladder , Mosquito , Smock 2 , The Wail

Three Places for a New Millennium

RM336 Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO
RM336 Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO

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RM336e Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO
RM336e Three Places for a New Millennium Greenbaum CLA/PNO

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Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 2006 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level B, Clarinet & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720071-02-2 Catalogue: RM336
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Contents: I. In Orbit, II. Departure Lounge, III. In Traffic

Program Note

I. In Orbit
This was written wondering what it would be like to see the Earth from space. It also serves as a hymn to the technology of satellites that increasingly connect our humble human communications.

II. Departure Lounge
Most commonly, this is at an airport. When travelling alone, this can be a place to contemplate the state of one’s existence while trying to find the right angle to perch one’s hand luggage as a foot stool. But this can also be at a train station – and Sydney Central boasts a (very) modest lounge for travellers waiting for the night train to Melbourne.

III. In Traffic
Statistics bear out that lane swapping in heavy traffic to maximise time and position is mostly a waste of time and dangerous into the bargain. What’s worse is nipping into the fast lane on a slight opening, only for it to become the slow lane. My advice? Take the bike or public transport.

These pieces have been published with key signatures for ease of reading, though were not conceived as conventionally ‘tonal’ pieces.

Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces)

RM271 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett CLA
RM271 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett CLA

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 4,
HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720067-25-4 Catalogue: RM271
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Shuffle Over Here , We Don't Tango Here , The Minor Issue, The Boogie Woogie Woogie , Funkability, Be Bopaphobia

Mosaic (7 pieces)

RM268 Mosaic (7 pieces) Spiewak CLA/PNO
RM268 Mosaic (7 pieces) Spiewak CLA/PNO

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Composer: Tomasz Spiewak
Composed: 1997 Duration: 11 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 0 Preliminary,
AMEB Clarinet Grade 2,
HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720067-20-9 Catalogue: RM268
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Penguins' Meeting, An Olde Serenade, By the Shores of Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, Emus on Parade, Promenade of the Wombats, Capriccio, Folk Dance

Steppin’ Up (8 pieces)

RM266 Steppin
RM266 Steppin

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level A, Clarinet & Piano Level B
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720067-18-6 Catalogue: RM266
Level: A - Easy, B Country: Australia

Contents: Herbie's Journey, Heaven's Steps, Dracula's New Shorts, Cha Cha Boom, I Wonder Why, Eat My Shorts Dance, My Neighbour's Pool, Half a Dozen

Mediterranean Blue

RM262 Mediterranean Blue Davidson CLA/PNO
RM262 Mediterranean Blue Davidson CLA/PNO

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RM262e Mediterranean Blue Davidson CLA/PNO
RM262e Mediterranean Blue Davidson CLA/PNO

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 1995 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 7,
HSC Clarinet,
VCE Clarinet
ISMN: M-720067-12-4 Catalogue: RM262
Level: C Country: Australia

I originally wrote this for Lisa to play as a solo flute piece, then gave it to some Tenor Sax students before adding the piano part, which I now really like the sound of and it does add considerably to the piece. It is named Mediterranean Blue because it seems to have Southern European influences but a touch of the Blues too. Therefore you can approach playing it, leaning in either direction, either a little jazzy or quite Classical, (vaguely Spanish). The rhythmic feel is challenging to pin down, being almost felt in one beat to the bar, but only once you reach a certain tempo. Finding places to breathe can also be a little challenging. Sorry. You may find yourself humming this one in your sleep as I have.

Half Steps (13 pieces)

RM259 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett CLA
RM259 Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett CLA

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RM259e Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett CLA
RM259e Half Steps (13 pieces) Barrett CLA

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level B
Exam Grade: AMEB Clarinet Grade 2,
HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720067-09-4 Catalogue: RM259
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Leap Frog, The Accidental Spy, Tree Fellas of Sherwood, The BIG Test, The Tricky Finish, Trickie Dickie, Triple Treat, Three Blind Rats, Tiptoe Through the Paddock, Old Blue, The Lonely Hiccup, David and his Big Friend, Cha Cha No. 1

Whole Steps (7 pieces)

RM258 Whole Steps (7 pieces) Barrett CLA
RM258 Whole Steps (7 pieces) Barrett CLA

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 15 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level B
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: M-720067-08-7 Catalogue: RM258
Level: B Country: Australia

Contents: Captain Fred , Rikitiki Plop, Doodly What's It, Lookin' at Cha Cha Cha, Slinkissimmo , The Little Rag Rag , Three Out of Four