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CLARINET DUETS - 2 Bb Clarinets
Air for the G String - J.S. Bach arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

Soothing, beautiful, relaxing... the Air for the G string has been considered all of these by the advertising industry. In reality it is quite an exhausting proposition for wind players (string players don't run out of breath) and as it is most effective when played really slowly it can be a challenge - not difficult in terms of range or dexterity but requiring great breath control and a mature musical interpretation - feel no shame in omitting the second repeat. Only the briefest of guidance for dynamics is given as it may be performed differently every time. Be flexible in tempo and as expressive as possible. An ideal exam or competition performance piece, there are no separate parts - just play from the score.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5
Listen to recording - 3m 38s (omitting 2nd repeat)
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

Yes, it is hard to breathe, but it has been performed many times and it is very satisfying once you get to the end! Both parts are fun to play but you might like to have a stiff drink ready - just don't drink it until afterwards.

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PDF icon Moderate/Hard - Grade 7
Listen to recording - 3m 21s
The Easy Winners - Scott Joplin arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

The Easy Winners is my favourite Scott Joplin Rag. It is entertaining for both players and agile in both parts. Play this with a smile on your face (well think it anyway - no discussions about embouchure here!).

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 6
Listen to recording - 3m 23s
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

The wonderfully wide range of the clarinet lends itself to the Joplin Rags. Performers are kept busy switching between bass line and melody. The leaping around adds an element of fun to the performers' rendition. Grade 6 pupils should have no problem - it is good practice to 'pop' the odd top 'F', and the semiquaver bar will keep them amused.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 6
Listen to recording - 3m 02s
Fanfare-ish - Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet - Antiphonal

A brash antiphonal fanfare for clarinets. Play from opposite sides of the stage. For the last few bars you might like to memorise and head towards each other and meet in the middle.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 6
Listen to recording - 1m 31s
Fireworks Music - Rejouissance and Bourrée - Handel arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

This duet includes two of the most famous sections from the Royal Fireworks Music. Handel wrote his suite to accompany a celebratory firework display. Originally scored for a wind band which included an outrageous number of oboes and bassoons, it may well have drowned out the fireworks!

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 6
Listen to recording - 3m 17s
Flower Duet (from Lakme) - Delibes arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

Brought to greater public attention thanks to its use in a British Airways advertisement, this duet sits well in the clarinet's range and is popular with audiences. It is ideal for youngsters to play in school concerts and for examination performances. There are no parts - just play from the score. The Flower Duet is also available in a longer version for Clarinet Quartet and for Saxophone Quartet.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5
Listen to recording - 2m 56s
Four Duets from The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

Mozart on clarinets? Hard to beat! These arrangements from The Marriage of Figaro are equally challenging for both players, fun to play and good for the audience too!

Cherubino's Aria - Cherubino (a young servant) tells Susanna of the fever of his love for women - all women! "Is it pain or pleasure that fills me, and with feverish ecstasy thrills me"

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 6
Listen to recording - 3m 15s
Canzona - "Voi, che sapete". A beautiful song of love, sung by Cherubino, who is a girl but playing the role of a boy, although sometimes dressed as a girl, but singing as if he/she were a boy - pure Panto!

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5
Listen to recording - 2m 24s
Aria - Say Goodbye to "Play". It seems that the lusty young Cherubino is going to be sent off to join the army to dampen his ardour, so plenty of military overtones here.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5
Listen to recording - 3m 50s
Cavatina - Figaro sings of how he is keeping a close eye on the Count, who is trying to seduce Figaro's fiancée.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5
Listen to recording - 3m 03s
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March Mallow - Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

A spritely, agile march. A good grade 5 standard.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5/6
Listen to recording - 1m 33s
Pieds-en-l'air - Peter Warlock arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

Beautiful, serene, peaceful music with a dash of "Tabasco" harmonies. The original work is for String Orchestra but it transcribes well for a simple clarinet duet, and although lacking the rich harmonies of the full string ensemble, it is still very effective. There are no separate parts - just play from the score.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5
Listen to recording - 2m 20s
Solfeggietto - C.P.E. Bach arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

With apologies to CPE Bach for yet another arrangement of his Solfeggietto, this is difficult but great fun to play and students enjoy the challenge - but it is very hard (listen to my embarrassing attempt on the MP3 - see if you can do better!). It makes a great encore piece and, unless you are Eddie Daniels, it is much easier to play with two!

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PDF icon Hard - Grade 8
Listen to recording - 1m 18s
Spring in the Air - Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

A bright, light, spritely duet, full of the joys of a Kentish Spring. A good grade 5 standard.

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PDF icon Moderate - Grade 5/6
Listen to recording - 1m 52s
Two-Part Inventions - J.S.Bach arr. Alun Cook
Clarinet Duet

Bach's two-part inventions are beautiful examples of his genius, both mathematical and aesthetic, and some transcribe well for clarinets. They are not easy (maybe grade 6 standard) but respond well to practice! They are free! Just print the PDF's

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Two-Part Invention No 1 PDF icon
Two-Part Invention No 4 PDF icon