Clarinet Quintet in A major K581
Solo Clarinet and Clarinet Quartet (2 Bb clarinets, alto/Bb clarinet, bass clarinet)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Robert Rainford. Score and parts. Published by Forton Music (FT.FM093).
Item Number: FT.FM093
Solo Clarinet and Clarinet Quartet (2 Bb clarinets, alto/Bb, bass clarinet). This is a full arrangement of the famous Mozart Clarinet Quintet for a full clarinet quintet. The solo part is for clarinet in Bb, and the piece has been transposed so that the fingering matches the version for clarinet in A. In the accompanying parts clarinet 1 does go up to top G fairly frequently making it fairly challenging. Clarinet 2 and the lower parts are easier, although they do use the full ranges of the instruments. Rhythmically straightforward, and beautifully melodic, this is a standard piece of clarinet repertoire now available for a new combination of instruments.