Trinity Jazz Clarinet – Grade 3

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Clarinet Pieces for Grade 3
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation, which is indicated with an asterisk (*). Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A
Bart, Where is Love?, Take Another Ten for Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21169
Bennett, The Hungry Blues or Nestor Leaps In, Jazz Club Clarinet, Grades 1-2, (Faber) 7531A
Cornick, No. 2 or no. 5, November Blues, (Reedimensions) RD090
Ellington & Strayhorn, Satin Doll, Take Ten for Clarinet and Piano, (Universal) UE 19736
Gershwin, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Play Gershwin for B♭ Clarinet, (Faber)
Hamer, Casa Mia [with CD track 25] or Creepin’ Down the Alley* [with improv.], Play it Cool — Clarinet, (Spartan) SP561
Hawkins/Johnson/Dash, Tuxedo Junction, Easy Winners for Clarinet, (Brass Wind, book only, book with CD) 0319
Johnson, Charleston, Play Jazztime for Clarinet and Piano, (Faber)
Kander/Ebb, All That Jazz, Great Winners, (Brass Wind) 0325
Kander/Ebb, Cabaret, Easy Winners for Clarinet, (Brass Wind, book only, book with CD) 0319
Miles, Who’s got the Answer?*, Creative Variations vol. 1, (Camden) CM181
Miles/Wilson, Sicilienne* (p. 16, CD track 11) or Blues Choose* (p. 48, CD track 35), The Scales Wizard, (Camden) CM187
Norton, Shoehorn Blues, The Microjazz Clarinet Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Rae, Bygone Blues, Blue Clarinet, (Universal) UE 19764
Rae, Mr Big, In The Groove for Clarinet and Piano, (Reedimensions) RD037
Rae, The Operator*, Jazz Zone — Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21031
Weiss & Shearing, Lullaby of Birdland, p. 27 [with CD track 28], (Boosey & Hawkes) Woodwind Method: Clarinet book 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
A Wilson, Chicago Sidewalk or Las Vegas Casino* [with CD track 8, jump to alternate ending for improv.], American Jazz and More, (Spartan) SP568
J Wilson, Helen, Girl Names, (Camden) CM063
J Wilson, Joe’s New Words*, Creative Variations vol. 1, (Camden) CM181
J Wilson, Module 3: A or B or C*, Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation, (Trinity) GSM 10547

,Group B
Lyons, Ragtime, Study no. 21, Clarinet Studies, (Useful) U30
R Purcell, Hangin’ Around or Maybe, Scaling the Heights, (Astute) AM24211
Rae, Slow Motion, no. 7, 40 Modern Studies for Solo Clarinet, (Universal) UE 19735
Rae, Destination Waltz or Clarinet Un-Plugged, Style Workout for Solo Clarinet, (Universal) UE 21301
Stokes, No. 13, Easy Jazz Singles for Clarinet, (Hunt) HE53
J Wilson, Minor Feel or Latin, Times Ten: Jazz Studies for Clarinet, (Camden) CM152

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