This arrangement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture from The Marriage of Figaro could easily be played by a traditional clarinet choir, simply reading all the Bass Clarinet parts on B-flat Clarinets, and then playing the Contra part on Bass Clarinet (and Contra). However, it should be known that the original intent is for this to be performed solely by low clarinets. While optional, the addition of the timpani part is a nice compliment to the ensemble and aside from the change in key, is identical to the original version.


  • 6 Bass Clarinets
  • Contrabass Clarinet (Contralto Clarinet/String Bass)
  • Timpani (optional)