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The Bass Clarinettist's Workbook

Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major - "The Titan"

(from The Clarinet - Journal of the International Clarinet Association, September 2006

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Shostakovich Violin Concerto op. 99



Strauss Don Quixote, op. 35

     Notes and Excerpts (Theme Only)

Stravinskii  Le Sacre du Printemps

Stravinsky  Capriccio

Stravinsky  Firebird Complete Ballet

Stravinsky  Petrouchka

Stravinsky  Scherzo fantastique.doc

Tchaikovsky  Manfred Symphony

Tchaikovsky  Nutcracker Complete Ballet

Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6

Verdi Aida  Aria: Amneris & Radames

Wagner  Die Walkure Act 3, Scene 1

Wagner  Gotterdammerung Vorspiel

Wagner  Sigfried's Rhine Journey

Wagner  Tristan und Isolde Act 2 Scene 3

Wagner Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Libbestod

Walton Facade

Barber Second Suite

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

Bartok Dance Suite

Bartok Miraculous Mandarin

Bartok Second Suite

Berg Violin Concerto

Copland Third Symphony

Dukas La Peri

Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice

Dvorak Noon Day Witch

Dvorak Scherzo Cappricioso

Franck - Symphony in D minor

Gershwin American in Paris

Gershwin Piano Concerto

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Grofe Grand Canyon Suite:

     Painted Desert & On The Trail

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis

Holst The Planets

Khatchaturian Piano Concerto

Mahler 1

Mahler 2

Mahler 3

Mahler 4

Mahler 5

Mahler 6

Mahler 7

Mahler 8

Mahler 9

Mahler 10 (Deryck Cooke)

Meyerbeer Les Huguenots

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokoviev Symphony No. 5

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe

Ravel La Valse

Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Ravel Menuet Antique

Ravel Symphonie Espagnole

Respighi I Pini Di Roma

Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire

Schuman, William Symphony No. 3

Shostakovich 4

Shostakovich 6

Shostakovich 7

Shostakovich 8

Shostakovich Violin cto

Strauss, R  Also Sprach Zarathustra

Strauss, R  Don Quixote

Strauss, R  Ein Heldenleben

Strauss, R  Symph Domestica

Strauss, R  Till Eulenspiegel

Strauss, R  Tod und Verklarung

List of Excerpts for Orchestral Bass Clarinet Annotated By David Bourque


If you are interested in purchasing any of the annotated excerpts below, please contact David HERE.

You will find an article discussing bass clarinet excerpts (co-written by J.Lawrie Bloom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and David Bourque) HERE.


During his 30 year career, David has played the major repertoire for bass clarinet many times.

In The Bass Clarinettist's Workbook, David describes in detail the tricks and tips that he used in performing this repertoire with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The style and content of these notes are modelled after the seminal volume on clarinet excerpts by the late Peter Hadcock.