Bass Clarinets

The Bass Clarinet is not the largest in a huge variety of sizes, but the Bass Clarinet is the largest in common use. Listen out for it in pieces such as the Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, the Te Deum and the opera The Trojans by Hector Berlioz. Ravel wrote for the bass clarinet in Daphnis et Chloé , La valse & Pictures at an Exhibition. Stravinsky used the Bass Clarinet to great effect in The Firebird, Petrushka and particularly in the Rite of Spring