160! Yep, according to the chamber music database Earsense, that’s how many clarinet quintets currently exist. When we did our own research and counted 60 a few months back, we were apparently off…way off! Everyone was surprised to learn that there were 60. Now, even we’re shocked. Looks like we have more to tackle than we ever imagined. Exciting projects ahead…we’re in for the long run.
Composers include…Somervell, Walthew, Senfter, Kuffner, Romberg, Hoffer, Baden, Krommer, Backofen, Neukomm, Reicha, Busoni, Thieriot, Holbrooke, Benjamin, Kvapil, Straesser, Stanford, Raphael, Ridky, Seiber, Porter, Kallstenius, Kornauth, Reizenstein, Zagranichny, Jacob, Ben-Haim, Cone, Gipps, Orbon, Meyer, Abe, Brehme, Borroff, Hamilton, Westergaard, Cone, Scott, Davidovsky, Lokshin, Thilman, Frankel, Hemel, Wellesz, Labey, Cooke, Maconchy, Roger, Roger, Christiansen, Simpson, Chevreuille, Usher, Talma, Hamilton, Malipiero, Geissler, Sciarrino, Seter, Gal, Zur…we think you get the point!