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Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
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- arranger: Marina van E Kummer
- composer: Richard Wagner
- instrumentation: Clarinet in Eb, 3 Clarinets in Bb, Alto Clarinet in Eb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, Contralto Clarinet in Eb, Contrabass Clarinet in Bb
- skill-level: Intermediate-Advanced
This was first performed under the direction of Peter Fielding at a clarinet convention at Cardiff University. The ContraBass player particularly appreciated his final note but, unfortunately, I was regretting offering to play Alto. Bar 73 fits perfectly but needed more time and confidence in my hands! The encouragement of the maestro wagnerian clarinettist was crucial to my daring to attempt the impossible – thank you Peter! This remains, of course, an intricate and demanding score. I hope everyone enjoys the challenge as much as we do.