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The Penn State Clarinet Choir . . .

presents a wonderful opportunity for students to learn basic chamber music skills. The ensemble is open to majors, minors and non-majors alike. The Clarinet Choir performs from a vast repertoire of original works, jazz selections and transcriptions of classical standards. The students perform with and without a conductor and spend time working on cueing, blending, intonation, musicality, playing solos and accompaniments and working with others in a fun and challenging environment. Students are also encouraged to become acquainted with the auxiliary instruments of the clarinet family. Interested students should contact Dr. Costa.

NEWS FLASH! The Penn State Clarinet Choir has been invited to perform at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Orlando, Florida on July 29, 2017 at 9:30am!

Examples of works performed . . .




“Angelus”
Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
Arr. Lucien Caillet

“Gavotte”
from the “Classical Symphony”
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Arr. William Schmidt

“Introduction and Rondo”
Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

“Arioso”
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Arr. Paul Yoder

“Italian in Algiers”
Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Arr. Harold G. Palmer

“Irish Tune”
from Country Derry
Percy A. Grainger (1882-1961)
Arr. Matt Johnston

“Rondo” from Serenade No. 10
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Arr. Boris Pillin

“Nimrod”
from “Enigma Variations”
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Arr. Jeanie Murrow

“Air from Suite No. 3 in D”
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Arr. F. Sacci

“That’s A-Plenty”
Lew Pollack (1895-1946)
Arr. Paul Nagle and Bill Holcombe

“Praeludium”
Armas Jarnfelt (1869-1958)

“Minuet” (from Petite Suite)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Arr. Russel Howland

“Pavane” (Pour une infante defunte)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Arr. David L. Hite

“Chorale and Danza”
Vaclav Nelhybel (1919-1996)

“Wind In The Reeds”
Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

“Saltarello” (from Symphony No. 4)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
arr. Russell S. Howland

“A Butterfly Coughs in Africa”
Paul Richards (b. 1969)

“Dances of Atlantis”
Paul Harvey (b. 1935)

“Clarinet Poem”
Lucien Cailliet (1897-1985)


“Chorale Prelude No. 11”
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
(O Welt, ich muss dich lassen)
arr. By Richard Fote

“Chorale Prelude No. 8”
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
(Es ist eine Rose entsprungen)
arr. By Richard Fote

Overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla”
Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)
Arr. Matt Johnston

“Overture – William Tell”
Antonio Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
arr. Paul Harvey

“Prelude and Fugue in C Major”
Stephen Hopkins

“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
trans. F. Sacci

“Le Tombeau de Couperin”
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Menuet and Rigaudon
trans. Matt Johnston)

“Orawa”
Wojcieck Kilar (b. 1932)
trans. Chris Martin

“Bach Goes To Town”
Alec Templeton (1909-1963)
arr. Henry Brant

“Overture – The Marriage of Figaro”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
trans. Lucien Cailliet

“Ricercare”
Vaclav Nelhybel (1919-1996)

“Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Arr. Dale Casteel and Don McCathren

“Andante”
from Sinfonia in Bb Major, Op. 18 No.2
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Arr. Norman Heim

“Overture to Hansel and Gretel”
Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
Trans. Matt Johnston

“Prelude to La Traviata”
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Trans. Anthony Brackett

“The Nutcracker Suite: Miniature Overture”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Arr. Lloyd Conley

“Festive Overture,” Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)





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