Grade 2 Solo Clarinet with Accompaniment

Langenus, Gustav
Six Easy Solos for the Bb Clarinet
III. Mount Vernon Menuet

Carl Fischer, New York

Details/comments: Duration ca. 2’30”  Range to altiss. C
Set in 3/4 time (as menuets are), the early solo clarinet player can perform without worries of crossing the first register break. Requires smooth playing with repeated sections. Technique is easy and includes an extended trill on high A. Nice dynamic contrasts and small tempo variances. A great beginning solo piece.

Langenus, Gustav
Six Easy Solos for the Bb Clarinet
V. Chrysalis

Carl Fischer, New York

Details/comments: Duration ca 3’40”    Range to altiss. C
This lovely solo in ABA format depicts a chrysalis, using styles of seriousness and lightness. Technically easy, the solo line never crosses the first register break, but utilizes notes in both the chalumeau and clarion registers. Great early solo piece. This publication includes some instructions inside the cover.