Wind Music

Clarinet and Strings

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NM2081  Bruch  sextet for clarinet, basset horn and string quartet 

The eight pieces, all in Bruch’s most romantic style,  contain some of the finest writing for clarinet in the chamber repertoire. Originally scored for clarinet, viola and piano, this edition by Tony Turrill was inspired by the Mozart’s and Mendelssohn’s works for the two clarinets 

NM2002  Hummel Quartet for clarinet and string trio

The Hummel quartet must rank with the Mozart and Brahms Quintets.  This new edition by Alan Hacker is carefully based on the original hand written score.

NM2001 Mozart Quintet for basset  clarinet in A and string quartet

Alan Hacker’s recreation of the original lost score uses in full the extended range of the Basset Clarinet, Stadler’s original instrument, for whom Mozart wrote the quintet. (The normal Bb version is also included

NM01  Mozart quintet for Bb clarinet and string quartet.

Alan Hacker wrote “This (NM01) and the Schubert (NM05) are absolute delights and I have the same thrill playing them as with my first encounter with the Mozart and Brahms” It  is a completion of a substantial Mozart fragment. The  first movement has been completed by Duncan Druce, 3 movements have been added from contemporary Mozart string quartets, arranged by Tony Turrill.  Originally written and completed for Basset Clarinet , alternatives are provided for the standard Bb instrument

NM02  Mozart quintet for clarinet, basset horn and string trio

Another completion by Duncan Druce this time of Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet,  Basset Horn and String Trio again with 3 movements added in arrangements by Turrill from Mozart Quintets.

NM12  Mozart Quintet, K515 set  for cl., bhn. and string trio

The quintet NM02 demonstrated the potential of the grouping and inspired the setting of other works for the same combination,   The ascending notes of the first theme of Mozart’s C major quintet, KV 515, could have been written specifically for the Basset Horn.  They are even pitched most appropriately to take full advantage of the basset notes.  This led to this arrangement of the complete quintet by Tony Turrill

NM2162 Reinecke sextet for clarinet, basset horn and string trio

Not the most well  known European composer, Reinecke nevertheless left behind over 300 publications. Like  Bruch there was a trio for Piano, Clarinet and viola,  perhaps not a surprise as Bruch was one of Reinecke’s students. Like the Bruch this translates late well into a sextet.

NM2162 Reinecke Andante for clarinet, basset horn and string trio

This sextet is based on the very romantic second movement of Reinecke’s second clarinet trio.

NM05 Schubert quintet for clarinet and string quartet

This piano sonata was composed in 1825. the serene opening and joyful third movement reflect a time when Schubert  seemed to have shaken off the blackness of his chronic ill health. The arrangement  makes a charming piece that could have been written for this combination.