From Scarborough Fair to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, this compilation for beginning clarinetists offers a splendid variety of melodies and genres. In addition to classical favorites and standards of the clarinet repertoire, the contents include traditional songs, Spanish airs, and jazz and ragtime melodies. A free MP3 download is available for each tune, offering students the chance to familiarize themselves with the featured melodies, which include:
Traditional/Favorites: Scarborough Fair, St. James Infirmary
Classical Favorites: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Handel's Messiah, March from The Nutcracker
Repertoire specific to the instrument: Mozart's Clarinet Concerto
Latin Selections: La Cumparsita, Tango de Reve
Jazz/Ragtime: The Entertainer, St. Louis Blues
Suitable for beginning players of all ages, this collection is also ideal for those wishing to refresh their skills.
Former Dover editor David Dutkanicz holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and Columbia University. He is the arranger and author of more than a dozen intelligent, creative Dover collections of classical, jazz, blues, and ragtime beginner's piano books, including the bestselling Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics.