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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.

View sample Difficulty / Time
PDF icon Moderately Hard

Over 24 minutes
of music without repeats

Prelude IX
Fugue IX
Prelude XVI
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Fugue XVI
Prelude XIX
Fugue XIX
Prelude XXIII
Fugue XXI
Minor Prelude XVIII
Minor Prelude XXIV
Major Fugue VII
Major Fugue XIII
CLARINET TRIOS - 3 Bb Clarinets
Five "below-the-break" Trios - Alun Cook
3 Bb Clarinets

Although these five trios are designed for students who have not yet ventured into the upper register, they are also very effective little concert pieces for players of a higher standard and all present rhythmic or chromatic challenges and are fun to play!. They are compact gems!

Fresh Air - Bright and breezy, simple to play and a good launching point to introduce ensemble playing.
Contains mild syncopation and a few chromatic notes.

View sample Difficulty
PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 23s
Sir Graham d'Azincourt - In Swing rhythm with some syncopation and a walking bass section.
Mostly sectional rhythms with a more independent top part.

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PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 12s
Funky Paula - Written for a super teacher who wanted something "funky" for her young students. In swing style, with a bluesy feel.
Top part is hardest. Parts are quite independent. Works really well with more advanced players.

View sample Difficulty
PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 43s
In Search of ....... - Mysterious and atmospheric, designed to be played with some rhythmic flexibility to develop listening skills.
From semiquavers to semibreves, but nothing difficult. Some chromaticism.

View sample Difficulty
PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 19s
Here, In the Morning Light - Contrasting sections from a light rock to a more atmospheric middle section.
Introduces contrasting articulation and dynamics. Nothing difficult except the independence of the parts.

View sample Difficulty
PDF icon Easy - Grade 3
Listen to recording - 1m 30s
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the music. Please save the page and print at your leisure.

Score and Parts - $10.00