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Maskarade Clarinet Quartet

"Thank you so much on behalf of the committee and members of the society for Maskarade's wonderful concert. Everyone including guests expressed great delight for such a varied and exciting programme - the jazz especially popular - and for the excellence of your performance with such a wide variety of instruments. We would love you to return in the future."



"Another wonderful concert from Maskarade - the society feels very fortunate that you keep returning to give us exciting, innovative and varied music of such high quality and your rapport with the audience is great. You are one of the most accessible groups to book and I hope to be in touch with you again for the 09/10 season."

Recitals

As recital artists Maskarade have performed for festivals and music societies throughout the UK, and in addition to appearances at the International Convention Centre, the National Portrait Gallery (as guest artists for an invited audience in honour of Sir Simon Rattle) and many National Trust venues, they have toured Mallorca. Both individually and collectively they have broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 (Young Musician of the Year - winning performance) and BBC Radio 3.

We have over 100 pieces in our repertoire (please click on the menu above for further examples on our education/community projects and wedding/corporate functions pages) and can provide music for all tastes in classical, contemporary, popular and jazz idioms.

Here below are some sample programmes. Click highlighted titles to listen to excerpts from live performances (note acoustics vary)

Programme 1: Trio (including B flat clarinets, bass clarinet, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and piano)

Alec Templeton Bach Goes to Town
JS Bach Fugue in C minor BWV 847/2
CPE Bach Duet in C
Mozart Divertimento: The Marriage of Figaro
Sean Osborn Miniature Trio
John Meadows Prelude for Bass Clarinet
Malcolm Arnold Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
Debussy Clair de Lune
Scarlatti Sonata in A minor K54
Verdi Arias from La Traviata and Rigoletto
Malcolm Arnold Divertimento for Two Clarinets
Nigel Wood Schwarzer Tänzer
Gershwin Three Preludes
arr. Wyatt Jazz Suite

 

Programme 2: Quartet (including B flat clarinets, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet and soprano saxophone)

Khatchaturian Sabre Dance
Albinoni Sonata in G minor
Mozart Divertimento no 2
Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain
Renard March Grotesque
Peter Owen Inconsequenze (composed in 2007 and dedicated to Maskarade)
Rod Moulds Three Russian Songs
Nigel Wood Under the Veil
Farkas Antique Hungarian Dances
Gershwin Suite: Liza, Summertime, Oh Lady Be Good!

Programme 3: Trio (including B flat clarinets, basset horn, bass clarinet and piano)

Mendelssohn Concertpiece no 1 in F minor op 113
Poulenc Sonata for Two Clarinets
Bach Suite
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Puccini Musetta’s Waltz from ‘La Boheme’
Mendelssohn Concertpiece no 2 in D minor op 114
Arnold Cooke Suite for Three Bb Clarinets
Gordon Lewin Views of the Blues
Debussy Golliwogs Cakewalk
Peter Schickele Dances for Three
Ponchielli Divertimento –Finale

 

Programme 4: Quartet (including B flat clarinets, E flat clarinet, basset horn, bass clarinet and soprano saxophone)

Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique (excerpts)
Roger North Salle D'Attente: Ballet Suite
Alfred Uhl Divertimento
Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor
Gordon Jacob Scherzetto, Pavane and Gopak
Jean Francaix Petit Quatour
Morricone Gabriel's Oboe
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Sid Phillips Cadenza

 


We will happily provide a Demo CD on request. Please contact us here (stating your address)

Fees

The fees quoted below are guideline figures. However we are able to negotiate lower prices for small music societies so please do ask. Please note that travel expenses are not included in the fees quoted. Tour fees by negotiation. Please contact us for more information.

Lunchtime Recital : £550     Evening Recital : £700



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