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First Book of Clarinet Solos

Edited by John Davies & Paul Reade
  • Great for teachers

Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM exam syllabus
1, 2, 3
Trinity College exam syllabus

From the Publisher

The First Book Of Clarinet Solos has been prepared with the true beginner in mind. Arranged and edited by John Davies and Paul Reade, all 28 pieces are in an approximate order of difficulty to provide a wide range of music for study and performance. With repertoire covering several centuries and including composers such as Brahms, Tchaikovsky andSchumannthis book aims to draw attention to technical aspects of playing such as tone quality, intonation dynamics and rhythm. Breath marks are included to encourage the rounding off of phrases and help students to establish a naturally expressive and stylistic mode of playing.

Difficulty guide: 1-4
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Prelude
  • Song of the Olga Boatmen
  • Pierrot
  • Riding on a Donkey
  • Romance
  • Hatikvah
  • Finnish Folk Song
  • Shepherd's Hey
  • The Merry Peasant (Schumann)
  • Scherzo (Diabelli)
  • The Apple from the Orchard
  • Serenade: Beautiful Dreamer (Foster)
  • Landler (Reinecke)
  • Berdolin's Sweetheart
  • German Dance (Haydn)
  • By the Fireside (Schumann)
  • Reverie (Tchaikovsky)
  • Lullaby (Mozart)
  • Rondeau (Purcell)
  • To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)
  • Contredanse (Rameau)
  • Andante (Brahms)
  • Trio (Mozart)
  • The Fascinator (Scott)
  • ***- (Schumann)
  • When Daisies Pied (Arne)
  • Theme (Schubert)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Accompanied Clarinet Albums
Publisher: Faber Music
Publisher's reference: 0571506283
Our Stock Code: 939751
Media Type: Paperback (34 pages [score])