E flat Clarinet Playing 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106KRE3 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Name of lecturer(s)

Jiří HLAVÁČ, Jan MACH, Vlastimil MAREŠ

Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course gradually provides the student with all skills and knowledge needed for playing the E flat clarinet. The course is oriented towards orchestra literature, predominantly E flat clarinet solo parts. Emphasis is place on solo literature with piano or other chamber groups. Considering that student playing skills may vary greatly, individual instruction paths are taken. Also, the view of the student as to why they wish to play the E flat clarinet is decisive for the course method. The E flat clarinet is ostensibly used in symphonic and opera. This course practices the most important solos in orchestra literature.

Mode of study

Systematic stage practice in solo creations, chamber ensembles and smaller or symphonic orchestras. Regular performance in the performance course and playback of individual instrument classes.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills at the study-year level and profile of the student.

Course contents

The E-flat clarinet is part of many music groups. This instrument is extensively used in orchestras, as a solo instrument and other music genres. This course gradually provides students with all the skills and knowledge needed in playing the E-flat clarinet. This course focuses on orchestra literature, primarily E-flat clarinet solos. A great number of clarinetists select the E-flat clarinet for its use in orchestras. The E-flat clarinet is quite prominent in symphonic aand opera works. Therefore, great space is given to orchestra literature. Even for those not interested in orchestra playing, there is a presentation of individual orchestra parts but also instruction in solo literature, literature with piano accompaniment or other chamber groups is prepared. Considering differences in the students ability in playing the E-flat clarinet can be quite diverse, individual paths of instruction are chosen. The reason the students wish to play the E-flat clarinet is also decisive for the course methodology.

Recommended or required reading

Molter (Becker, H.): Concerto n°1 la m (réd. cl, en ré eu en la 8 pne)

Molter (Becker, H.): Concerte n°2 ré m (réd. cl, en ré eu en ia 8 pne)

Lecail G.: Fantaisie cencertante (Cl. Mib 8 pne)

Marcello (VeXman): Andante et allegro frem sonata in g (Ci. Mib 8 pne)

Massenet (Smim P.): Veise des esprits (CI. Mib 8 pne)

Janáček Leoš: Concertino

Janáček Leoš: Říkadla

Bartholomey Orchesterstudien: Strauss, R. Heft 2 (ClI/II) Till Eulenspiegel, Zarathustra, Don Quixote, Heldenleben, Domestica

Bartholomey Orchesterstudien: Strauss, R Heft 3. (D-,Es-,Bass-Klar.) Macbeth, Tod und verklärung, Till, Zarathustra.

Essberger Orchesterstudien: Strauss, R Heft 1. (CI sib, Re, Mib):Feuersnot-Salome-Elektra-Rosenkavalier

Loetfler Mahler Orchesterstudien: Mahler

Hepp Rohde: Orchester probespiel (Cl.Sib, Mib, Basse)

Janáček Leoš Symfonietta

Janáček Leoš: Taras Bulba

Assessment methods and criteria

Student performance is assessed in all facets of performance. First of all the composition the student played is examined and individual pitfalls of performance are pointed out. Also assessed is how the student dealt with these problems. Noted, as well, is the playing level of the student in terms of technique, intonation, sound, dynamics and performance.

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Instructors manage the alternation of individual chamber parts according composer notes and preference to solist and accompaniment elements.

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