Hey, we’ve just moved into our new house in Hurst, Texas and are busy as a Buzzz Bee.
While we were in the process of moving, I received a really great email from the Alec Wilder Yahoo Group. (If you aren’t familiar with Alec Wilder’s music for clarinet, check it out! His clarinet sonata and trio for clarinet, horn and piano are especially good.) The email had the below YouTube video to Alec Wilder’s Slow Dance.
This recording was from a World War II era V-Disc. The original recording was done on December 10, 1945 with Frank Sinatra conducting. Yes, that right! Frank Sinatra conducting! Slow Dance was later released on the album, Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder.
There is some very nice clarinet playing on the recording. Sound like two and maybe three clarinetists. Wikipedia lists clarinetists Jimmy Carroll, Reggie Merrill and Toots Mondello as possibly on the recording.
ClarinetMike says, “Check out this video and the clarinet music of Alec Wilder.”