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CLARINET TRIOS - 2 Bb Clarinets with Bass Clarinet
Selected Preludes and Fugues - J.S.Bach arr.Alun Cook
Clarinet Trio - 2 Bb Clarinets with Bass Clarinet

These selected Preludes and Fugues from Book 1 of the "Well-tempered Klavier" are arranged in suitable keys for the instruments, rather than necessarily their original keys. Bach gave only occasional indications of speed but interpretation amongst pianists vary wildly, for instance the recordings of Fugue 19 vary from a relaxed dotted-crotchet=72 to a manic dotted-crotchet=102, and likewise Prelude 18 performances range between quaver=90 and quaver=150. Some performers play metronomically as if automatons, whilst others think they are playing Mahler, so any interpretation seems to be accepted. My suggested speeds reflect my performances on the accompanying MP3s.

There are 3 matching sets of Preludes and Fugues, 1 mix-and-match pair which suit each other, and 4 individuals pieces that seemed too good to leave out. It is possible to play from a shared score (page turns) or from the individual parts.

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Prelude IX MP3
Fugue IX MP3
Prelude XVI MP3
Fugue XVI MP3
Prelude XIX MP3
Fugue XIX MP3
Prelude XXIII MP3
Fugue XXI MP3
Minor Prelude XVIII MP3
Minor Prelude XXIV MP3
Major Fugue VII MP3
Major Fugue XIII MP3
CLARINET TRIOS - 3 Bb Clarinets
Sir Graham D'Azincourt - Alun Cook
Clarinet Trio - 3 Bb Clarinets - Below "The Break"

Part of a series of "below-the-break" trios, written for my students. Quite demanding, despite the easy range, as the parts are largely independent, the rhythms are interesting and there is a fair amount of chromaticism. The resulting pieces are very satisfying, even for the more advanced players.

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Funky Paula - Alun Cook
Clarinet Trio - 3 Bb Clarinets - Below "The Break"

Part of a series of "below-the-break" trios, written for my students. Quite demanding, despite the easy range, as the parts are largely independent, the rhythms are interesting and there is a fair amount of chromaticism. The resulting pieces are very satisfying, even for the more advanced players.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3 1m 44s
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In Search of .... - Alun Cook
Clarinet Trio - 3 Bb Clarinets - Below "The Break"

Part of a series of "below-the-break" trios, written for my students. Quite demanding, despite the easy range, as the parts are largely independent, the rhythms are interesting and there is a fair amount of chromaticism. The resulting pieces are very satisfying, even for the more advanced players.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3 1m 22s
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Fresh Air - Alun Cook
Clarinet Trio - 3 Bb Clarinets - Below "The Break"

Part of a series of "below-the-break" trios, written for my students. Quite demanding, despite the easy range, as the parts are largely independent, the rhythms are interesting and there is a fair amount of chromaticism. The resulting pieces are very satisfying, even for the more advanced players.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3 1m 25s
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Here, in the Morning Light - Alun Cook
Clarinet Trio - 3 Bb Clarinets - Below "The Break"

Part of a series of "below-the-break" trios, written for my students. Quite demanding, despite the easy range, as the parts are largely independent, the rhythms are interesting and there is a fair amount of chromaticism. The resulting pieces are very satisfying, even for the more advanced players.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3 1m 30s
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