Frequently Asked Questions


Contemporary Classical Clarinet

There are various books describing the use of multiphonics available including Bruno Bartolozzi’s New Sounds for Woodwind and Ronald Caravan’s Extensions of Technique for Clarinet and Saxophone are among the best known. For a complete listing of these sources see Antonio G. Barata’s Sources of Information on Woodwind Multiphonics: An Annotated Bibliography

Both the bass clarinet (written in treble clef) and basset horn extend down to written C an octave below Middle C . Both the basset horn and bass clarinets upper range, extends beyond three octaves above written middle C.

Clarion214 comprises four clarinets.  Frequently composers can write  for  either: 4 x Bb/A  clarinets , 3 x Bb /A clarinets and bass  clarinet or Eb clarinet , 2 x Bb/A clarinets  and bass.  We are also happy to receive works  that employ basset horn instead of one Bb clarinet .


We are very happy to receive score for review and possible performance. Please send scores via email as PDF files or  as a printed score and parts to the addresses on the contact page. If we decide that we are unable to perform your score at the current time and you if you wish to have your scores returned,  please also include a stamped self-addressed envelope large enough to hold the score. In order for us to consider performing your works, it is  essential that you provide us with a clear legible score and four clear legible separate  parts.  Unfortunately works that do not meet this will not  criteria  will not be  considered for performance

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