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       Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin) featuring Clarinet

1    Alexander's Ragtime Band

       All I Ask of You - from Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd-Webber) featuring Clarinet

1    first theme, low pitched tune.


2    second theme, a soaring tune with brilliant descending ninths and sixths.

       An American in Paris - 3rd theme (Blues) (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    An American in Paris - 3rd theme (Blues)

       Au Clair de la Lune featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       Bare Necessities featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       Blow Away the Morning Dew featuring Clarinet

1    Verse of Blow Away the Morning Dew


2    Chorus of Blow away the morning dew.

       Blue Skies (Berlin) featuring Clarinet

1    main tune

       Bourrée - Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel) featuring Clarinet

1    Bourrée - Music for the Royal Fireworks

       Clarinet Concerto in A K622 1st movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Clarinet Concerto in A K622 1st Movt

       Clarinet Concerto in A K622 2nd movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Clarinet Concerto in A K622 2nd Movt

       Clarinet Concerto in A K622 3rd movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Clarinet Concerto in A K622 3rd Movt

       Clarinet Quintet in A K581 for Clarinet and Strings 1st movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    First theme, on strings, with intermittent clarinet arpeggio bursts.


2    Second theme, in E major, on violin at first, then clarinet.


3    Third theme, and last of the exposition section, shared between first violin and clarinet.

       Clarinet Quintet in A K581 for Clarinet and Strings 2nd movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Quintet in A K581 for Clarinet and Strings 2nd Movt

       Clarinet Quintet in A K581 for Clarinet and Strings 3rd movement Minuet and Trio (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Minuet theme, Theme A of ABACA structure. Played on the clarinet.


2    First Trio, Theme B of ABACA structure. Played by the first violin, in the key of A minor.


3    Second Trio, theme C of ABACA structure. in A major.

       Clarinet Quintet in A K581 for Clarinet and Strings 4th movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Quintet in A K581 for Clarinet and Strings 4th Movt

       Early One Morning featuring Clarinet

1    Early One Morning

       Fanfare (La Rejouissance) - Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel) featuring Clarinet

1    Fanfare (La Rejouissance) - Music for the Royal Fireworks

       Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    Fascinating Rhythm

       Frère Jacques featuring Clarinet

1    Frère Jacques

       Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen featuring Clarinet

1    Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen

       Gavotte (Gossec) featuring Clarinet

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Gigue from Overture for 2 Chalumeaux, 2 violettas and Basso (Telemann) featuring Clarinet

1    Gigue from Overture for 2 Chalumeaux, 2 violettas and Basso

       Gigue, from 9th Sonata for violin cello and keyboard (Corelli) featuring Clarinet

1    Gigue, from 9th Sonata for violin, cello and piano.

       Heart of my Heart (version 2) featuring Clarinet

1    Heart of my Heart (version 2)

       I Got Rhythm (jazzy clarinet) (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    I Got Rhythm - main theme

       Jingle Bells (Pierpont) featuring Clarinet

1    Jingle Bells verse


2    Chorus (Best known tune)

       Jingle Bells (Piano arrangement) (Pierpont) featuring Clarinet

1    Jingle Bells verse


2    Chorus (Best known tune)

       La Paix, from the Fireworks Music (Handel) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme 'Largo alla Siciliana'

       Landler in F for clarinet and piano (Weber) featuring Clarinet

1    main theme

       Lazy River featuring Clarinet

1    Verse


2    Chorus

       Les Bicyclettes de Belsize featuring Clarinet

1    First theme (verse)


2    Second theme (chorus), This is the better-known bit.

       Michael Row the Boat Ashore. featuring Clarinet

1    Main tune

       Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody) (Alfven) featuring Clarinet

1    Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody)

       Minstrel Boy (The) featuring Clarinet

1    Minstrel Boy (The)

       New Rag (Joplin) featuring Clarinet

1    Piano introduction


2    Main theme on clarinet

       Nymphs and Shepherds, Come Away! (Purcell) featuring Clarinet

1    Principal theme

       On the Steppes of Central Asia (Borodin) featuring Clarinet

1    First theme, in its first entrance by the clarinets. (On the Steppes of Central Asia)


2    Second theme, on the English horn.

       Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks. (Handel) featuring Clarinet

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Phantasiestuck for clarinet and piano, Op 73 No1 (Schumann) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       Piano Trio in Bb Op 11 for piano, clarinet and cello - 1st movement (Beethoven) featuring Clarinet

1    Piano Trio in Bb Op 11 for piano, clarinet and cello - 1st Movt

       Piano Trio in Bb Op 11 for piano, clarinet and cello - 2nd movement (Beethoven) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       Piano Trio in Bb Op 11 for piano, clarinet and cello - 3rd movement (Beethoven) featuring Clarinet

1    Theme and variations - 3rd Movt

       Piano Trio in Eb K498 "Kegelstadt" 1st movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    main

       Piano Trio in Eb K498 "Kegelstadt" 2nd Movement Menuetto (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    main theme

       Piano Trio in Eb K498 "Kegelstadt" 3rd movement (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    main theme

       Quando Quando - samba featuring Clarinet

1    Quando Quando - samba

       Que Sera, Sera featuring Clarinet

1    Verse


2    Chorus

       Rampart Street Parade featuring Clarinet

1    First theme


2    Second Theme


3    Third Theme


4    Fourth Theme

       Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    After the trill and slide, the clarinet plays this 1st theme.


2    Muted trumpets play this bold but cheeky tune.


3    This theme really hammers the 'blue' notes of jazz.


4    A jolly theme on the basses


5    A noble and sweeping theme played by the strings.

       Rock My Soul featuring Clarinet

1    Main tune

       Romance for Clarinet and Piano (German) featuring Clarinet

1    Romance for Clarinet and Piano

       Romance from Clarinet Concerto No.3 (Stamitz) featuring Clarinet

1    Romance from Clarinet Concerto No 3

       Roses from the South (Strauss-Johann2) featuring Clarinet

1    Roses from the South

       Rumanian melody Op 83 No.5 (from 6 pieces for trio) (Bruch) featuring Clarinet

1    Rumanian melody Op 83 No 5 (from 6 pieces for trio)

       San Fran featuring Clarinet

1    San Fran

       Scotland the Brave featuring Clarinet

1    Scotland the Brave

       Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - 1st movement (clarinet & piano) (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Introductory octaves passage.

       Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - 2nd mvt for clarinet and piano (Mozart) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       She'll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes (Guitar/Harmonica) featuring Clarinet

1    She'll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes

       She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes.(Trad Jazz) featuring Clarinet

1    Trad jazz version

       Sleigh Ride (Anderson) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       Someone to Watch Over Me (jazz-swing) (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    Jazz-swing version.

       Someone to Watch Over Me (orchestral) (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    Orchestral version.

       Sorcerer's Apprentice ( L'Apprenti Sorcier) (Dukas) featuring Clarinet

1    Mystical introduction theme


2    Sorcerer's Apprentice, main comic tune on bassoon.


3    Third theme, lots of activity.

       Summer Time (Gershwin) featuring Clarinet

1    Summer Time

       Sweet Lass from Richmond Hill featuring Clarinet

1    Sweet Lass from Richmond Hill

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 1st movement Rêverie, Passions (Berlioz) featuring Clarinet

1    Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 1st Movt. Rêverie, Passions


2    This is the second theme of the introduction to the 1st movement, a tune on the french horns, as the tempo and passion heat up a bit.


3    This is the famous idée fixe, or fixed idea, (perhaps an appropriate modern word would be obsession?). It starts on the violins, at a feverish tempo..

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 2nd movement - A Ball (Berlioz) featuring Clarinet

1    Accompanied by quivering violin chords, this sombre cello tune opens the 2nd movement, with a flourish from the harp..


2    This waltz is the principal theme of this ball movement, played on the first violins.


3    Theme 2 is Berlioz's idée fixe from the 1st movt, in a modified rhythm and played by the oboes and flutes.

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 3rd movement Scène aux champs (Berlioz) featuring Clarinet

1    Scène aux champs. Shepherd's calls, on cor anglais, then oboe.


2    After the introductory "ranz des vaches", this peaceful simple tune on the violins establishes the feeling of contentment in the countryside.


3    This second theme, also on the violins, continues the tranquil mood, possibly with a hint of disturbing thoughts emerging.

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 4th movement - March to the Scaffold (Berlioz) featuring Clarinet

1    Theme 1 is a sombre plodding march, a descending scale by the cellos and double basses.


2    Theme 2 is a triumphant march played by blazing brass and woodwind sections.

       Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 5th movement Witches' Sabath (Berlioz) featuring Clarinet

1    This is the witches' dance, a frenzied tune played by the clarinets.(I've omitted the grace notes and trills from the first 10 notes in the theme dictionary)


2    The bell tolls, then the ancient plainsong melody Dies Irae (Day of Wrath, from funeral service) is heard on the Ophleicide (here scored for 3rd trombone)


3    3rd theme

       Tea Cha Cha featuring Clarinet

1    Tea Cha Cha

       The Magistrate's Lass featuring Clarinet

1    The Magistrate's Lass

       The Music of the Night - from Phantom of the Opera (Voice) (Lloyd-Webber) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       The Music of the Night -clarinet/piano (Lloyd-Webber) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       The Trout - Die Forelle - Clarinet and piano (Schubert) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       The Vicar of Bray featuring Clarinet

1    The Vicar of Bray

       Three Blind Mice featuring Clarinet

1    Three Blind Mice

       Three-Part Invention No.12 in A (Bach) featuring Clarinet

1    Main theme

       Tiritomba featuring Clarinet

1    Verse


2    Chorus

       Waltzing Matilda featuring Clarinet

1    Verse


2    Chorus

       We wish You a Merry Christmas featuring Clarinet

1    We wish You a Merry Christmas

       Who's Sorry Now? featuring Clarinet

1    Main tune, after brief introduction.

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