Today was solo and ensemble, and seeing as i didnt do so well i am looking for some sheet music to start on for next year. I am currently in 9th grade. Any ideas? or should i just go to a music store and look around?
Re: solo and ensemble music 13:08 on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
there's this really cool site i recently found. it's called noteflight. not only is it a free music writing website, but you can also browse the site for other music other members have written. some music on there is bach, betthoven, etc. you can find some great music by just searching your instrument.
good luck, i know how solo and ensemble is! i'm a senior in highschool, i play clarinet.
Re: solo and ensemble music 21:15 on Saturday, August 13, 2011
The only problem with noteflight is that you will need to get permission from the composer of the work (whether it is copyrighted or not) to perform this piece. Also, you will need to upgrade to "crescendo" a costly $50 a year (it's just a better version of noteflight) to isolate piano/clarinet parts. However, it is still an option. I would suggest trying some of these pieces:
Schumann Romances for Clarinet
A Piano/Clarinet orchestration of a Mozart clarinet concerto
A "Weber" piece
You could also ask a professional. I am not a clarinetist, so their input will probably be more helpful.
You'll also probably have an advantage if you play a famous piece. The judges may be puzzled if you a play a piece by some budding composer on noteflight who no one has ever heard of and probably doesn't know the instrument that they are writing for as well the masters. Stick with them!