Bass-clarinet Playing 4

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106BKR4 ZK 1 1T Czech summer

Subject guarantor

Jan MACH

Name of lecturer(s)

Jan MACH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course provides the student with all skills and knowledge needed for playing the Bass clarinet. The students acquire a comprehensive view of English horn issues. They acquire knowledge of playing the instrument in general of the potential application of the Bass clarinet. Emphasis is place on a gradual comparison of the difference in the playing quality of the students. The weakest must achieve the level which will guarantee them professional application in playing the Bass clarinet. The coures literature is from more challenging compositions for this instrument and with piano or orchestra accompaniment. Solo compositions are studied. Mainly orchestral solos.

Mode of study

On-going participation in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the level corresponding to the study year and student profile.

Course contents

The Bass clarinet is an instrument of many music groups. This instrument is extensively used in orchestra, solo and, today, other music genres. This course gradually provides students with all skills and knowledge needed for playing the bass clarinet. Students receive a complete overview of bass clarinet issues. Students acquire knowledge of how to play the instrument and a general view of the potential applications of the instrument. Their education method views are supported in instruction. An emphasis is place on gradual comparison of the differences in the playing quality of individual students. Less capaple students must achieve the level which will guarantee them professional application of the bass clarinet. The course literature starts with more demanding compositions for the instruments and with piano or orchestra accompaniment. Also, students study solo and orchestra solo compositions. At the close of the course all playing issues are reviewed as well as a description in the overview of orchestra solos in the broadest sense.

Recommended or required reading

Rhoads 21 foundations studies (Pour cl. Alfo ou basse)

Rhoads : Advanced studies pour cl basse

Baermann, Carl (Gee, H.): Etude n°18 (Cl. basse pno)

Berio (Parisi, Rocco) : Sequenza lXc (1989, adapt. clar. basse 1998)

Du Bois, Rob: Chemin (Cl. basse seule) 1971

Stockhausen, Karlheinz: In Freundschaft (Version tür Basset-Horn in F oderBassklarinette in B)

Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Tanze Luzeta Ü (trom Michaeľs Youth) tor basset horn or bass cl.

Yun, lsang: Monolog tür bassklarinette (1983)

Charpentier, M.A.: Prelude (Eurovisions melodie) cl 8 pno ou orgue (Te Deum) 2 Versions (G-Dur, F-Dur)

Ostransky, L.: Marche camique (Cl. basse S pna)

Goldberg, N. : Down the trail (Cl. basse 8 pno)

Piňos, Alois : Karikatury

Kohoutek, Ctirad : Tisseus of Time

Assessment methods and criteria

Evaluation of instrument and orchestra playing, completion of the established repertoire, AKS verification, all concluded with the award of credit.

Course web page

http://www.hamu.cz/katedry/katedra-dechovych-nastroju

Note

Instructors manage the alternation of individual orchestra parts according to composer notes.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans