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The Concert and Contest Collection for Bass Clarinet (lovingly called “The Rubank Book” in my house) is a terrific collection of beginning and intermediate bass clarinet solos, first published in 1973 by Rubank (now Hal Leonard)
For the first time in 40 years there is finally a recording of this stuff. I got the book in 1979 when I was 10 years old and 6 months into learning the bass clarinet. I eventually played through about half of it over the course of the next 3 years. (But to be to be totally honest, I only played a few of these for the very first time when I was preparing this recording!)
Each of the downloads below includes both a performance of the piece with Bass Clarinet and Piano, and a recording of just the piano part to play along to (with a metronome counting in one measure before it starts).
Just like Suzuki violin books, only better.

The Downloads

Sarabande and Bouree
10.0 MB

Patrol Russe
3.7 MB
Mosaic
3.4 MB
Loillet Sonata in Bb
12.4 MB
Two Russian Pieces
9.2 MB
Handel Concerto
18.8 MB
Loiellet Sonata No. 1
16.8 MB
Romance and Troika from Lt. Kije
10.8 MB
Divertessement
22.5 MB
Concertino in D
12.9 MB
Sonatina
11.6 MB
Chincoteague
9.9 MB
Beon Andante
8.3 MB
Minuet and Gigue
4.0 MB
(You can also grab the book from Amazon. It’s under $5.)

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign!

This recording could not have happened without the generous support of these people:

Adrienne DeGemmis • AK Anderson • Al Wegener • Alan R. Kay • Alyssa Eichen • Ann Motogawa • Anon • arjenstolk • Barbara Seitz • Bell Monks • Benjamin Cartel • Bill Ryan • Bobby McClellan • Bonnie Cooke • Bradley Stevens • Brendan Hughes • Brent Ramer • Carolyn Bremer • Chuck Currie • Cindy Renander • Dalton Ringey • Dan Fradin • David Hattner • David Justus • David MacDonald • Dawn Winchester • Diane Barger • Douglas Ramsdell • Eddie Sundra • Elisabeth Stimpert • Elizabeth Aleksander • Elke Termonia • Emily Gray • Eric Callahan • felixmeister • Fran Devinney • Harry Hassell • Ian Isaac • Beu James • Matheson • Jarrod Butler • Jason Robert Brown • Jeff A. Bowles • Jennifer Baxter • Jeremy Eig • Jessica Holden • jesslin • Jim Dalfonso • Jim Ognibene • Jiri Durman • Joe Sabol • Joel Auringer / Daniel Rareguin • John Chapin • John Temmerman • John Yeh • Jonathan Huebsch • Karen Stokes • Ken Love • Ken Shaw • Kevin Price • Kristin Bungert • Kurt Doles • Lynn & Deb McLarty • Marco Sala • Mark Alpizar • Mary Backun • Matthew Kobberstad • Meg Owens • Meryl Krieger • Michael Barbarino • Michael Bartley • Michael Scott • Michelle Anderson • Mike Dowler • Moran Katz • Nick Gallas • Nicole • Pablo Mahave-Veglia • Paul Harris • Peggy Dees-Moseley • Peter Schwartz • Philip Everall • Piotr Lato • Prachi Vyas Bogetto • Rawle Curtis • Ray Hwang • Reena • Rezzie Flanders • Richard Fong • Richard Macdowell • Robert Israel • Rudolf van Berkum • Ryan Heimlich • Sandra Sprecher • Sara Laimon • Sarah Watts • Scott Goodwin • Sean • Sergey Khantsis • Seth Rosen • Stacey Barnes • Stephanie Clark • Stephen Ahearn • Stephen Robb • Stephen White • Steve Broe • Steven Longfield • Thomas Piercy • Tim Young • Todd Reynolds • Travis Layton • Vicki Hallett • Vincenzo Giambra • Whitney Brainard • Will Cicola • William Patry • Wojtek Bogusz

Recording Credits

Bass Clarinet: me

Piano: Maxim Pakhomov

Engineer: Jody Elff

Assistant Engineer: Stephan Dyachkovskiy

Recorded on November 19, 2013 at The Cutting Room, NYC

 

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