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13 concert etudes for unaccompanied bass clarinet

Full Orchestra
String Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Solo Instrumental

Following up on Elements of Contemporary Clarinet Technique, this collection of concert etudes was written in collaboration with my great friend and colleague, Andy Hudson. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, this collection of pieces targets various basic and contemporary techniques. Each etude is designed to be performed and is not merely a technical exercise, and is accompanied by a written master class and performance guide, as well as any necessary fingering charts. The final etudes combine various techniques that the previous etudes have explored. Below is a listing of the 22 etudes in this collection. The total duration of all of these pieces is roughly 50' to an hour.

SPACE BASS is available for purchase directly from Conway Publications. See below for sample pages from the book.

Chapter 1: Registers and Connections

1. Dark Matter (Low Register: Pinkies and Thumbs)
2. Pale Blue Dot (Altissimo, including fingering chart)
3. Apollo (Large Leaps Up, both slurred and tongued)
4. One Small Step (Large Leaps Down, both slurred and tongued)

Chapter 2: Articulations and Color Effects

5. Big Bang (...with Galileo in the Garden of Eden) (Slap Tongue)
6. In Memoriam, Pluto (Key Clicks and Air Sounds)
7. Spaghettification (Flutter Tongue, Growl, Timbre Trills)

Chapter 3: Multiphonics and Singing

8. Nebula (Multiphonics)
9. Supernova (Spectral Multiphonics)
10. The Golden Record (Singing While Playing)

Chapter 4: Exploratory Etudes

11. Luna
12. I Want to Believe
13. ...for the benefit of all mankind.

Recordings coming soon!

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SPACE BASS is available for purchase from Conway Publications.

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