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  1. I want to arrange Debussy's piano prelude "Bruyères" for an ensemble of some sort, but I don't know which. The problem is that the original score ranges from a Db1 to an A7, and I'm not quite sure what kind of ensemble has that range. There is of course the string orchestra (if the string basses had a C extension), but that's not quite the color I was looking for. I thought maybe a clarinet ensemble/choir might work, if it had everything from contrabass (BBb, with extension) to sopranino (Eb)...I had also considered a symphonic band, which would clearly have that range given a good tuba player and piccolo player, but I don't have very much experience with writing/arranging for ensembles that large and requiring that many different parts. Are there any other suggestions, or should I just try to go one of the above? (Oh, and here's a YouTube link to the work if you'd like to hear it: )
  2. Clarinet and piano player here, but I wish I could play French horn, bassoon, acoustic guitar, and...really anything from the violin/viola/'cello/bass family.
  3. So this isn't exactly a composition question but this seemed like the best place to put this on here. I just got back from an audition and I plan to challenge as soon as I can. The incumbent, my directors and I all have to choose some cuts for us to audition on and I was considering picking something I was already familiar with from Cyrille Rose's 40 Etudes for Clarinet so I can focus on the other 2 cuts. I'm trying to decide between no. 32 and no. 35...which do you think would be more fitting and/or challenging for someone who hasn't played them before? If it factors in at all, I'm more familiar with no. 32. Here's a link to a pdf of all the etudes...it's the quickest (and only) thing I could find. Thanks for your time! :) http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/b/bf/IMSLP29006-PMLP64394-40_Studies.pdf
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