Edwin Macadam
Re: transposition and Bb clarinets
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:48am


The music for the two West Gallery Harmonies (ie the Red Book and the Green Book) was originally set in Capella by Gordon Ashman. However, when he passed away these were taken over by Mike Bailey and I think re-written by him using Sibelius for subsequent reprinting of the two books. He would be the person to approach about Bb copies.

I donít think Mike got around to producing Bb copies of everything, ie a book specifically for clarinet players, but if it is only a couple of tunes or so he may well be able to oblige with suitable PDFs!

  • transposition and Bb clarinets
    Peter John, Tue Jan 15 5:42pm
    Thanks for this fascinating response. I hadn't realised that clarinets had been produced other than in A or Bb. Life in a WG band would certainly be simpler with a C instrument: as it is, though, I'm ... more
    • Re: transposition and Bb clarinets
      Edwin Macadam, Wed Jan 16 10:48am
      • Red Book Bb transpositions
        Peter John, Wed Jan 16 12:13pm
        Good morning Edwin, and thanks for this. I'd approached Mike as soon as I bought the clarinet and he happily and rapidly sent me what he'd already transposed. Ros Clements has been in touch this very ... more
    • Re: transposition and Bb clarinets
      Anonymous, Tue Jan 15 11:43pm
      I could have easily done it on Sibelius 2 but I had to upgrade Windows on transfer to a new computer and so had to buy the current Sibelius. After writing 8 bars, I wanted to squeeze into the same... more
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        John B Dick, Sun Feb 3 1:36pm
        How did I get to be anonymous? Did I just not fill in the header?
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