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  • noun Plural form of clarinet.


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  • The first menuetto begins with a melody for clarinets, which is developed into a short form.

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  • It is used for the production of musical instruments, such as clarinets and piano keys, as well as for traditional and tourist-trade carvings.

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  • Here's a new one, as reported by the Boston Globe: [S] tate lawmakers ... last week debated a bill that would require all schools to sterilize musical wind instruments, like clarinets, flutes, and piccolos, before they are passed from one student to another.

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  • Then it subsides, until nothing is left but scattered raindrops as the thunder of the timpani dies away beneath a descending line of clarinets, bassoons, violas and cellos.

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  • Something like — "When I die, I'll be busy re-voicing the harmonies in the accompaniment so the clarinets aren't arpeggiating across their break."

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  • Ebony— ébène , in French —was traditionally used for the black keys of a piano, and oboes and clarinets are still made of that wood.

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  • Two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, timpani and the strings present the first phrase — marked pianissimo.

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  • Photographs show that by 1905 the lineup of his ensemble – cornet, trombone, two clarinets, guitar and double bass – approximated the classic instrumentation of later traditional jazz bands.

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  • The chambermaids, chefs and band members shout down corridors, pose for pictures and tune up clarinets amid last-minute wiring and welding carried out by the foreign legions employed at the yard near Trieste: Romanians for the welding, Sicilian specialists to install the stainless-steel galleys, Portuguese to take care of the marble and Bangladeshis, who have built up such a good reputation as painters they now number more than 1,000 in the local community.

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  • He doesn't have five saxophonists just for their collective volume, but because they also play clarinets, flutes and other reeds.

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