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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55261
Recording details: May 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: January 1997
Total duration: 7 minutes 13 seconds

Duet for basset horns No 1 in F major
composer
circa 1803; A New and Complete Preceptor for the Clarinet

Allegro moderato  [4'14]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The two ‘concertante duetts’ are taken from A New and Compleat Preceptor for the Clarinet. They are printed in such a way that they can be played on two clarinets, or, using alternative low notes, on ‘two Corno Bassettas’. They are probably the earliest English pieces for the basset horn.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1997

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