Thinking about pursuing a career as a clarinet player? The U.S. Army Field Band is here to present the top 9 most requested clarinet excerpts for military band auditions! From Grainger to Ticheli and everything in between, our players have prepared these excerpts at a professional level to provide you with excellent examples to use as you progress in your excerpt playing. If you have any questions about what you’re listening to, drop a note in the comments! We are proud to share these excerpts for clarinet AND bass clarinet.
00:40 Lincolnshire Posy: Brisk Young Sailor, Percy Grainger
01:24 Molly on the Shore, Percy Grainger
02:12 Aegean Festival Overture, Andreas Makris
03:17 Symphony in B-Flat, Paul Hindemith
03:57 Blue Shades, Frank Ticheli
05:00 Variations on a Shaker Melody, Aaron Copland
05:58 Two Suites for Military Band, First Suite in E-Flat: II. Intermezzo, Gustav Holst
06:20 Two Suites for Military Band, Second Suite in F: IV. Fantasia on the Dargason, Gustav Holst
06:36 Molly on the Shore (Bass Clarinet), Percy Grainger
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Video by Staff Sgts. Mitch Gribbroek, Josh Buxton and Samantha Tadelman. Audio by Sgt. 1st Class Ricky Furr. Produced by Sgt. 1st Class Michaela Shelton.
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