Harry Sparnaay videos and book

Dear Harry Sparnaay, thank you for all your enormous positive energy, so many people enjoyed your lessons and coachings and stories – bass clarinetists and many other musicians. We will keep on going with your passion and work, the bass clarinet and the contemporary music.
Harry Sparnaay (1944-2017)

The bass clarinet, a personal history
by Harry Sparnaaythe-bass-clarinet







  • All the best for coming year, let's play a lot of bass clarinetmusic and think of the immense energy of Harry Sparnaay and keep on going :)! In 2018 (fall) there will be Basklarinet Festijn 2018 with a lot of interesting concerts and ofcourse a workshopday and a masterclass.
    For now, some bass clarinetnotes I played last november in Groningen:

    lieve Harry, rust zacht, wij zullen je altijd herinneren! ...

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    New bass clarinet etudes for the adventurous amateur bass clarinetist !
    These are the 8 composers who are excited about this project and happy to contribute new etudes to this book: Oguz Buyukberber, Tobias Klein, Vanessa Lann, Georgia Nicolaou, Joris Roelofs, Steffen Schorn, Petra Stump-Linshalm, Lotta Wennäkoski, composer

    The Dutch music publisher Donemus has already agreed to publish the book. Our aim is to release it in September 2018 – at the start of the 3rd Basklarinet Festijn, an international bass clarinet festival in The Netherlands.

    with Claudio Puntin, Fie Schouten, Oguz Büyükberber & Jelte Althuis ! ...

    Nieuwe Noten: Percussion, bass clarinets, and poetry by Hirs

    December 10, 2017, 3:00pm - December 10, 2017, 10:00am

    NIEUWE NOTEN is our concert series for contemporary chamber music. New compositions by contemporary composers by an eclectic combination of musicians. This afternoon we focus on the bass clarinet and percussion: 15:00-16:00 Bass clarinet duo Lyrisch Laag (Fie Schouten & Jelte Althuis), percussionists Ryoko Imai and Rie Watanabe. Special guest: composer Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes from Estonia. Poet Rozalie Hirs will intersperse the afternoon with her poems. break 16:45-17:30 Claudio Puntin, Oguz Buyukberber - Music Duo In this new duo project, renowned clarinetists Puntin and Büyükberber bring out their lesser known passion for electronica. Expect “Fly me to the moon”, but definitely not the Sinatra version… Tickets: 10€ / 5€ (students-children) Second set Puntin/Büyükberber only 5€ Reserveren: nieuwenoten@cafederuimte.nl www.nieuwenoten-amsterdam.nl