As previously posted, this year’s Texas TMEA all-state etudes for soprano and low clarinets (and ATSSB soprano clarinets) are from Artistic Studies, Book 1 – From the French School, edited by David Hite. This is the same etude book that was used for last year’s all-state clarinet music. The etudes in this collection are by the famous 19th century French clarinetist and clarinet professor, Cyrille Rose. [Rose looks a lot like the late Stanley Hasty, renowned Eastman clarinet professor.]
I have found that some of the best places to look for ideas on how to play an etude, solo or any work of music are other editions of the same music. Therefore, below is an annotated list of various editions of Rose etudes. I have also included a few versions of the Ferling studies plus links to some violin studies. These studies are the basis for the Rose etudes selected for this year’s all-state auditions. I am currently using these resources as I teach my students and prepare my ClarinetMike’s Texas All-State Clarinet Clinic.
12 Texas All-State Clarinet Resources by Dr. Michael Dean “ClarinetMike”
- Daniel Bonade, editor. Sixteen Phrasing Studies for Clarinet. Conn-Selmer, Inc., 1952. Legendary clarinet player and teacher who taught Mitchell Lurie, Robert Marcellus, and other leading clarinetists of his day: he also taught David Hite, the editor of the all-state etudes. These offers phrasing and other help on the slow etudes from the Rose 32 Etudes. Please note that Bonade renumbered the etudes. Available for free HERE.
- Franz Wilhelm Ferling. 48 Studies for Oboe, Op. 31. Braunschweig: J.P. Spehr, n.d.(1837) Reprinted New York: Edwin F Kalmus, n.d. (after 1933). Catalog K.04121 (Citation from IMSLP.org) Early edition of Ferling studies. (These studies are the basis for the Rose 32 Etudes.) 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 and Oboe/English Horn all-state audition 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.
- Pierre Gavinies. 24 Matinees [Etudes for Violin]. Available in Studien-Werke für Violine, Vol. 5, Edited by Edmund Singer. Bremen: Schweers & Haake, n.d. (after 1800). (Citation from IMSLP.org). Available for free 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 use ONLY 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.
- Jean & David Hite, revisors and editors. 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 is accompanied by extensive notes and suggestions. Available HERE.
- Jacques Fereol Mazas. 75 Melodious and Progressive Studies for the Violin, Opus 36, Book 2. New York: G. Schirmer, 1898. Available for free 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. Available for free HERE.
- The Complete Clarinet: C. Rose Revisited – 118 Etudes for Clarinet. Fort Worth, TX: Complete Works Music Publisher, 2014. Features every etude that Rose wrote for the clarinet, including the lesser-known “26 Etudes.” Available HERE or HERE.
- 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.
NOTE: the above picture is in Public Domain and can be found HERE.