When I took music scoring years ago, I was one of the most few people at college who hand wrote and transposed his own scores, every person else relied on desktops
to do this for them. One day, the machine malfunctioned and it produced all of the scores in an identical key live performance pitch, making the clarinet and trumpet play
er’s scores obsolete no functionality of the piece was possible. So, to put it all of the way down to ‘where the rubber meets the street’, if a violin is gambling C, you must write D on a B flat clarinet to ensure that the clarinet player to play C; if a violin is gambling C, you must write E flat on a B flat clarinet to ensure that the clarinet player to play C. Clarinet Concertos For anything reason, clarinets have not fared well in concertos. Clarinets are stunning in small chamber compositions and as orchestral devices, but not in concertos. In fact, there are only just handful of preferred clarinet concertos and I’ll attempt to talk about a few of them listed here.