Concerto For Clarinet
by Artie Shaw
B-Flat Clarinet - Digital Sheet Music

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B-Flat Clarinet Solo - Level 5 - Digital Download

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By Artie Shaw. By Artie Shaw. Arranged by Edited Robert C. Olivia. Jazz. Individual part. 17 pages. Robert C. Olivia #987223. Published by Robert C. Olivia (A0.1404050).

This edition of the solo clarinet part of the Artie Shaw Concerto for Clarinet is a note for note transcription of what Shaw recorded on the record version and in the motion picture.

Shaw’s solos as played in both the motion picture and record version are represented in great detail with the film solo shown as ossia so the player can view and choose which they might prefer to play. As many techniques as possible are carefully detailed to show ornaments, slurs, accents etc.

The companion parts available here for big band and strings restores many elements missing in other versions available.  The strings here are restored to the original voicings so  important to the style of the classic sound of the period. The solos are transcribed note for note as played by greats such as Billy Butterfield on Trumpet, Johnny Guarnieri on Piano, Les Robinson on Alto Sax, Jerry Jerome on Tenor Sax, Vernon “Brownie” Brown on Trombone. There is an entire sax riff that was extemporaneously improvised during the session that is missing entirely in other published versions. The instrumentation is also restored to only the instruments that were used in Shaw’s recordings. There are many details that help the ease of performability of the genre and gesture of jazz idiom. Lastly, the intention is that this should be performed with saxophones. However, there are optional parts for clarinets and bassoons that can be used only if saxes are not available. 

I have performed from this solo part many times and I hope others will do so as well. I give great thanks to several people, who over the course of my career, taught me many skills that resulted in this. Special thanks to my teachers Bob Wilber, Leon Russianoff & Tom Martin and Marty Burlingame & JoAnn and Artie Kane.

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