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Offline philpedler

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clarinet sheet music anyone? I am getting rid of LOTS.
« on: July 23, 2016, 09:10:35 AM »
When I was in college, I planned on a career teaching clarinet, hoping for a college position.
(And I enjoyed my 8 years of teaching.)
Because of that, I have a huge collection of clarinet music. Much of it is advanced, and some intermediate stuff.

I would like to know who would be interested in having some great music. I would like to prioritize if there are any teachers out there.
I thought I would ask first here at the forum.

I will eBay the stuff that I can't get rid of in other ways.

If anyone is interested, we also have piano sheet music from the 1930s and 40s, and some of that is a hoot!

I plan to sell all of this at just a few cents per page and for the cost of shipping.

Please send a private message to me through the forum if you are interested.

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Re: clarinet sheet music anyone? I am getting rid of LOTS.
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 08:20:48 AM »
I am not a music teacher in the formal sense. I have taught photography classes for adults. Perhaps one day I will direct and teach band. I think I might have missed a calling.

More to the point on the clarinet music;- I could use some rag-time era scores in either C or Bb, or any early jazz era scores. My concertina friend and I routinely resurrect obscure tunes from the early 20th century (that could be far older) for our eclectic "pop" play list. It doesn't really have to be scored for Bb clarinet. I am getting fairly proficient at transposing on the fly and soon I should have this new (very old) C LP up and squeaking, so I can deal more easily with piano scores.

Mostly we want that same kind of sound that the Beatles copied on "When I'm Sixty-four" or the Kinks used for "Sunny Afternoon". The Beatles used a clarinet in their tune, the Kinks didn't, but it certainly fits into Sunny Afternoon and we cover Sunny Afternoon with the clarinet and it goes over very well. Behind those tunes is a whole historical sub genre, but the charts are not real easy to come by and I have no idea what titles or composers to even look for. If you get around to sorting what you have and find some clarinet friendly 1920s -1930s rag-time charts, I'm interested.

Also anything that is carnival-like, or old TV and movie themes up to about 1970. If you happen to have any of Henry Mancini's "crime jazz" like Peter Gunn or Pink Panther, or similar material by Lalo Schifrin, Francis Lai, Michael LeGrande, George Auric;- French film noir soundtracks;- that would interest me.

I'm not an advanced player so intermediate scores are probably what I could make best immediate use of.

I love classical music, but my thought is that most of it is still beyond my training and might be more useful for a better player and the popular classical scores are pretty easy to find on the web.
- Silversorcerer (David Powell) exclusively for Phil's original “The Clarinet Pages" forum