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Duet for basset horns No 4 in B flat major

circa 1803; A New a Complete Preceptor for the Clarinet

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

Les deux «duos concertants» proviennent de A New and Compleat Preceptor for the Clarinet. Ils sont imprimés de manière à pouvoir être joués sur deux clarinettes ou, en utilisant des notes graves, sur «deux Corno Bassetta»; il s’agit probablement des toutes premières pièces anglaises pour cor de basset.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Die beiden „Konzertduette für mehrer Instrumente“ wurden dem Werk A New and Compleat Preceptor for the Clarinet entnommen. Ihre Notation ist so gedruckt, daß die Stücke auf zwei Klarinetten oder, bei Verwendung entsprechend tiefer Töne, auf zwei „Corno Bassettas“ gespielt werden können. Bei diesen beiden Werken handelt es sich wahrscheinlich um die ersten englischen Stücke für Bassetthorn.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner


English Classical Clarinet Concertos

Track-specific metadata for CDH55261 track 4

Allegro maestoso
Recording date
18 May 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. English Classical Clarinet Concertos (CDA66896)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: January 1997
    Deletion date: August 2004
    Superseded by CDH55261
  2. English Classical Clarinet Concertos (CDH55261)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: November 2006
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