Andante for Clarinet (Brahms)
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Is this the concerto movement that Brahms never wrote? You can make your own mind up about that! The Brahms clarinet sonatas have long been a staple of the clarinet repertoire and I felt this movement would transfer well for a chamber orchestra. I made this arrangement with a pupil in mind. Although she could take on something more challenging, I had to bear in mind what the school orchestra could reasonably manage. To maintain the integrity of the original clarinet part, the strings have ended up playing in a slightly tricky key, however, the steady tempo should make it manageable. I would suggest cl, fl, 3x vln 1, 3x vln 2, 2x vla, vc, db would make a suitable balance, but there is no reason why a larger group should not tackle this piece as long as care is taken with balance.

  • Score Score
  • Flute Flute
  • B♭ Clarinet B♭ Clarinet
  • Violin 1 Violin 1
  • Violin 2 Violin 2
  • Violin 3 Violin 3
  • Viola Viola
  • Cello Cello
  • Double Bass Double Bass
Violin 3 is the same as viola other than a couple of viola notes that are out of violin range.
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