Day 15 — Share Your Music:  30 Days, 30 Songs

Ladies and gentlemen, it is hump day in the 30 Days, 30 Songs challenge.   I’m exhausted and I am not sure I can think of another 15 songs/tunes.  I’ll have to play it by ear (groan).  Clarinet featured heavily in my classical music phase, possibly because No. 1 son was a clarinet player.  I might be biased (I know I am), but I consider the clarinet one of the most beautiful instruments in bands and orchestras.  It has such a warm tone.  Yes, it is time for some clarinet music.

I have listened to the following piece numerous times and I still love it.  It was my son’s audition piece for music school.  My goodness, kids really have to play some challenging pieces for auditions!  One can’t help wondering whether it is an anti-climax when the young students get into the course of their choice.  Anyway, endless music scales and practice was not quite as interesting as birds or native orchids apparently so that foray was short-lived.  Nevertheless, we still love the clarinet, and hope that you too will love Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concertino played by Anthony Gigliotti.

Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June. You can see her latest post here.  It is not too late to join in the challenge.  Casual players welcome.

Kind Regards.
Tracy.

21 thoughts on “Wind In The Whistle

  1. I forgot how much I enjoyed the sound of the clarinet. This is a lovely piece. I learned(questionable phrase) to play the clarinet in high school, so many moons ago. I’m sure I tortured my parents! My playing involved a lot of squeaking!

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  2. I enjoyed listening to this piece. I don’t recall hearing it before. I very impressed that your son can/could play it as I am trying, not very successfully, to teach myself to play the piano. I have difficulty getting my hands to different things.

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    1. I did the same for a couple of years, Jane. I had headphones for the clavinova so my family didn’t have to put up with it. Some lessons are good, but I found that I couldn’t keep up with the homework which caused stress and therefore rather defeated the purpose. A glass of wine while I played was also very helpful. 🙂

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  3. Beautiful piece, Tracy. I am a fan of the clarinet, also. Have you listened to Ravel’s ‘Bolero’? That and ‘An American in Paris’ are two of my all-time favorites. The clarinet in Bolero is amazing. I keep the volume on ‘full throttle.’

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      1. It is easier to be diligent about something I enjoy. At the time, my focus was music and specifically playing my clarinet. Now it seems seems to be photography.

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  4. Such a beautiful piece! And so challenging to play at an audition!!
    Shall I send you a list with the rest of my songs so you can draw inspiration from it??

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  5. Beautiful sound! Two of our girls were clarinet players and so we were used to hearing this kind of music around the house for many years. They kept their instruments and now have children of their own so perhaps they will carry on the tradition.

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