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My brother is having his recital later this year and he wants to do a duet with me. He plays Bb clarinet but has access to other types. What are some medium to hard level difficulty pieces that we could do? Not too modern and is there a recording of them because that would help. I play alto sax.
 

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Sy Brandon wrote an easy piece "Recital Pieces" for alto saxophone and clarinet.

The Duo Sonata by Gregory Wanamaker is also for alto saxo and clarinet. Tim McAllister's upcoming CD "Glint" will contain this piece.

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there's also a piece by James Grant called Ragamuffins. It's extremely hard for both instruments, and I know you said not too modern, but this piece is tasteful. You can get the piece straight from the composer (he sent me a PDF of it) so if you like it, contact him. If you want a recording (it's with Bb and Eb clarinet, but sounds much better with alto and Bb) PM me.
 

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"Pit Band" -- I think that's the name. It's my favorite piece by Albright! Alto sax and bass clarinet. I haven't played it, but I'm guessing it's not easy. . .

Taimur recorded it with Lowenstern - fantastic.

If you're looking for something on the 'easier' side, maybe try some of those Teleman duets -- or the "Barefoot Dances" by David Lamb -- or something from those Rubank advanced duets.
 

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samuel vivo said:
I think Canfield has a decent duo for that instrumentation ('Le Petit Duo')??
That's right. There's a small amount of decent altissimo technique required to perform this one. Keep that in mind.

Amy Quate wrote a piece for Soprano and Clarinet. I forget what it's called. It may be worth checking out.
 
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