Friday, 2 May 2008

Free sheet music: Wagner's Shepherd song from Tristan and Isolde

At the beginning of the third act of Tristan and Isolde you can hear a beautiful and unforgettable solo, the Shepher's song played on "Corn Anglais". There is no orchestra, no singing, nothing but the musician (on stage, as explicitly noted by Wagner on the score) playing this magnificient piece of music.

It is slow and filled with incredible longing.

In my opinion it is very tough to render it on the clarinet as beautifully as it can be rendered on the corn anglais, mainly due to difficulty to make the perfect legato on the octave jump as corn anglais and oboes can. However it is a piece of music of such beauty that it will keep you entertained for a long time and will give you some hard time to get the perfect colour, intonation, sublime legato and staccato as it requires...

Here it is for you to enjoy:

Download Free sheet music for Wagner's Shepherd Song arranged for clarinet solo.

Happy playing!

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