Volumes Four and Five

List of Errata


Symphonic Repertoire for the Bass Clarinet, Volumes Four and Five: Transposed Orchestra Parts for the Bass Clarinet includes 17 major works for the bass clarinet across two volumes, performance ready and bound, all transposed from Bass Clarinet in A, bass clef, to Bass Clarinet in Bb, treble clef. Where the part includes Clarinet in C, those have been transposed to Bb as well. Each part has been tested in performance by multiple bass clarinetists in professional orchestras worldwide.

I originally conceived and planned these books back in 1979, and started work at the urging of André Moisan of the Montreal Symphony (Orchestre symphonique de Montréal) in 2010.

Volumes Four and Five are now published. Click here for purchase!

Here is the repertoire list:

Volume Four


  1. Dvorak: Scherzo Capriccioso
  2. Mahler: Symphony No. 7
  3. Mahler: Symphony No. 8
  4. Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhib. (mvmts 2, 4, 6)
  5. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
  6. Tchaikowsky: Nutcracker Ballet, Act II Scenes 10, 11,12F Mother Gigogne and the Clowns, 14 Pas de deux Var 1 Tarantella, Coda
  7. Wagner: Prelude to Act I – Lohengrin
  8. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (Prelude to Act III) – Die Walküre
  9. Wagner: Prelude and Love Death – Tristan and Isolde

Volume Five


  1. Bartok: Dance Suite
  2. Mahler: Symphony No. 4
  3. Mahler: Symphony No. 6
  4. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
  5. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3
  6. Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand
  7. Ravel: La Valse
  8. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite*

*Strauss arrangement of Der Rosenkavalier Suite using two clarinets and bass clarinet. This part restores the original basset horn part out of the score (crudely transposed onto bass clarinet), and the 1st clarinet and basset horn solo. Part uses one player doubling basset horn and bass clarinet.

I am very grateful to the following individuals that tested these parts in the orchestra listed and sent back suggestions and errata.

  1. Jernej Albreht – Paris Conservatoire
  2. Ron Aufmann – Cincinnati Symphony
  3. Diego Baroni – Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
  4. Sauro Berti – Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
  5. Ken Butcher – Fulham Symphony Orchestra, London
  6. Stefano Cardo – Teatro alla Scala of Milano Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. Becky Chappell – Indianapolis Symphony
  8. Michael Drapkin – Mid-Texas Symphony
  9. Valentin Favre – Toulouse National Orchestra
  10. Kristy Femal – LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra
  11. Christina Figueroa – Henderson Symphony Orchestra, Nevada
  12. Lino Gomez – American Symphony Orchestra
  13. Mande Gragg – Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale
  14. Marci Gurnow – Jacksonville Symphony
  15. Steve Hanusofski – Phoenix Symphony
  16. Linda Hargett – Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra
  17. Dan Healton – Ft. Wayne Philharmonic
  18. Bill Helmers – Milwaukee Symphony
  19. Jack Howell – Pittsburgh Symphony
  20. Tzuying Huang – Kansas City Symphony
  21. Scot Humes – South Arkansas Symphony
  22. Eirik Jordal – Norwegian Radio Orchestra
  23. Marla Kasdorf – Rogue Valley Symphony
  24. Hugh Levey – Glasgow Sinfonia
  25. Lee Livengood – Utah Symphony
  26. Lesli McCage – Toledo Symphony
  27. Sean McNeely – Chicago Symphony
  28. Benjamin Mitchell, Los Angeles
  29. Jim Moffitt – Honolulu Symphony
  30. André Moisan – Montreal Symphony
  31. Nans-Johann Moreau – Orchestre National de Lyon
  32. Nicholas Morrison – Utah Symphony
  33. Linnea Nereim – Cleveland Orchestra
  34. Katrien Noël, Symphony Orchestra of Flanders, Belgium
  35. Rúnar Óskarsson – Iceland Symphony Orchestra
  36. Kevin Streich – North Carolina Symphony
  37. Eddie Palanker – Baltimore Symphony
  38. Salvatore Passalacqua – Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Italy
  39. Joshua Ranz – Los Angeles Philharmonic
  40. John Reeks, Louisiana Philharmonic
  41. Alcides Rodriguez – Atlanta Symphony
  42. Per Eric Rosén, Akademiska Kapellet, Uppsala, Sweden
  43. Mary Schani, Austin Lyric Opera
  44. Jerry Simas – San Francisco Symphony
  45. Melisa Squires – Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Australia
  46. David Sucik – Claremont Symphony Orchestra
  47. Isabel Thompson – Palm Beach Symphony
  48. Amitai Vardi, Cleveland Orchestra
  49. Hanka Clout, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Groningen
  50. Kathy White – Alabama Symphony
  51. Gary Whitman – Fort Worth Symphony
  52. Tim Zavadil – Minnesota Orchestra
  53. Amy Zoloto – New York Philharmonic

Please note that some of the bass clarinetists listed above performed as an extra/sub in the orchestra listed or are now in other orchestras.