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  • Ballad for Bass Clarinet
  • The Doubt
  • Gloucester
  • Solo for Bass clarinet

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In principle the same playing techniques are possible on the bass clarinet as on the clarinet; this level of agility has been required of the larger instrument at least since the end of the 19th century (Richard Strauss). Response is a little slower, however, owing to its size. Legatos can be performed smoothly and at fast tempos.