The last couple of weeks I’ve started working with my high school students on the Texas All-State Music and also giving clinics.
This year’s Texas all state etudes for soprano and low clarinets are by Cyrille Rose from Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School, edited by David Hite and published by Southern Music.
I have found that some of the best places to look for ideas on how to play a work of music are other editions of the same music.
Below is a list of editions of Rose etudes with comments. I have included a few versions of the Ferling studies as they are the basis for many of the Rose etudes. Also included is a link to some violin studies used by Cyrille Rose. FYI, for a discussion of the Rose 32 Etudes, see HERE.
Texas All-State Clarinet Resources (Rose 40 and 32 Etudes)
Daniel Bonade, editor. Sixteen Phrasing Studies for Clarinet. Kenosha, WI: Leblanc Pub., Inc., 1952. Legendary clarinet player and teacher (taught Mitchell Lurie, Robert Marcellus, etc.) offers phrasing and other help on the slow etudes from the Rose 32 Etudes. Available for free HERE.
Philippe Cuper, editor. 32 Etudes for Clarinet. [Paris?]: International Music Diffusion, 2011, with CD. Came across this edition on Gary Van Cott’s web site. Here’s the blurb from his site: “This new edition of the 32 Rose Etudes is based on the original 1893 edition with some additions to the markings by the editor when they missing from the original. There are fewer markings than the editions edited by Warner. The printing in this edition, although very clean, has more white space between lines and is somewhat smaller than other editions. Now includes a CD of these etudes performed by Philippe Cuper.” Available HERE.
Franz Wilhelm Ferling. 48 Studies for Oboe, Op. 31. Braunschweig: J.P. Spehr, n.d.(ca.1835) Reprinted New York: Edwin F Kalmus, n.d. (after 1933). Catalog K.04121 (Citation from IMSLP.org) Early edition of Ferling studies. Available for free Here.
Franz Wilhelm Ferling. 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone, Revised by Albert J. Andraud. San Antonio, TX Southern Music Co., 1958. This is also the book used for the saxophone all-state music. Available at local music stores.
Franz Wilhelm Ferling. 48 Etudes pour tous les SAXOPHONES, Nouvelle edition par Marcel Mule [editor]. Paris: Leduc, 1946. Available HERE.
David Hite, editor. ARTISTIC STUDIES, Book 1 – From the French School for Clarinet. San Antonio, TX: Southern Music Co., 1986. This is the book used for this year’s Soprano and Low Clarinet all-state music. Students and teachers should purchase the book and not ONLY use copies. Also, in the back of the book is an important Glossary – a list of terms briefly explaining Hite’s numerous performance suggestions. Available at local music stores.
David Hite, revisor and editor. Cyrille Rose FORTY STUDIES for Clarinet. San Antonio, TX: Southern Music Co., 2000. From Gary Van Cott’s web site: “In preparing this edition the editors have found many opportunities to enhance the studies by adhering to the original violin notation. This book also includes information on the composers of the original etudes for violin that Rose transcribed and chronology of etudes published between 1793 and 1884.” Available HERE.
Henry Larsen. The 32 Rose Studies: An Analysis and Study Guide. Avon, CT: Larsen Audiographics, 1998. Each of the 32 etudes (studies) is accompanied by extensive notes and suggestions. Available HERE.
Cyrille Rose. Thirty – Two Etudes for Clarinet. New York: Carl Fischer, 1913. The venerable edition many of us in the USA learned from. It is notorious for mistakes, so be careful. It is available free HERE.
François Schubert. 9 Etudes for Violin, Op. 3. Paris: Costallat, n.d. Violin etude #8 is the basis for All-State Soprano Clarinet Etude #1 (the 6/8 one). Rose took this violin etude and adapted it for clarinet. (Note: this is a different Schubert from the more famous Franz Schubert of “Unfinished Symphony” fame.) Available for free HERE. (Scroll down to Etude No. 8.)
Trente Deux Etudes de Rose d’apres Ferling. Revues, corrigees et annotees par Pierre Lefebvre. Paris: Leduc, 1946. French edition of the Rose 32 Etudes edited by Pierre Lefebvre. Available at some university libraries or use Interlibrary Loan – also check out WorldCat.
Melvin Warner, editor. The New Rose Studies for Clarinet. New York: Carl Fischer, 2002./2009, with CD. From Gary Van Cott’s web site: “In this new edition of the 32 Rose Etudes, the editor has drawn on various editions of the 32 Etudes and the Ferling 48 Etudes on which they are based. He has corrected errors in time signatures, notes, articulations, etc. He has not added any breathing, tempo, or other markings not found in the originals. What is new in this edition is that it includes a CD with recordings of the piano accompaniments composed and performed by John Walker (as .mp3 files) and for the first time .pdf files of all of these piano parts. The recorded accompaniments are still available as a regular CD here. The old Carl Fischer edition (most recently with a white cover) has been discontinued.” Available HERE.
ClarinetMike says, “Clarinetists are very fortunate to have such a wealth of information. So, do your homework.”
NOTE: the above picture is in Public Domain and can be found HERE.