Licorice Licks composed by Arthur Frackenpohl (1923-). For clarinet choir (Eb, 3 Bb, Eb alto, Bb bass, Eb contra-alto, & Bb contra-bass clarinets). Grade 5. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 50 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.15535).
This contemporary ragtime original puts all players through their paces as the group negotiates a variety of syncopated figures in a fast tempo (quarter note = 126). Texturally it covers the full range of possibilities by featuring a variety of solo, duo, and tutti passages. A popular contest favorite since 1988! Duration ca. 2:50.