Plange Cantelui si Tarantella Solo for Clarinet and Piano
The Count's Lament and Tarantella is a solo for Bb Clarinet and Piano from the collection Scenes from the Cape. This collection is dedicated to my brother, Jerry Nelson, who was a musician and puppeteer with the Muppets.
This MRNS Music Digital Download will include the Clarinet and Piano parts, plus a brief description of the solo. The entire collection may also be purchased as a 2 book set (solo and piano books.)
Audio recordings of the trumpet solo version are available on the MRNS Music Channel on YouTube.
Description: The collection Scenes from the Cape concludes with a very challenging solo inspired once again by my brother’s Jerry Nelson's character, Count Von Count. “The Count’s Lament and Tarrantella” begins with a somewhat mournful but jazzy theme, which gives way to a fast dance with a lot of finger technique. This solo also features a cadenza. This should be fun for the advanced student to play.
Dr. Andrea Harrell served as a consultant on the clarinet solos in this collection.