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Thank you for your visit to the website of Paul Saunders; clarinetist and woodwind multi-instrumentalist. This website serves as a record of previous engagements and contact details and information should you wish to use Paul for future projects.
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So You Want To Play In Shows…?

This new book by Paul Saunders features seven compositions complete with live backing tracks. These pieces are designed to be practiced and performed whilst sitting down. This emulates the environment of a pit player with the instruments required, (Flute, Clarinet and Alto Sax), ready on stands in front of you, exactly as a recording studio or theatre pit.

Pieces Included

1. Acid
2. Charlwood
3. How Cool Can You Be
4. To Rio
5. Matinee Idol
6. Treading the Bored
7. Tried and Dried

Includes FREE piano backing tracks

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Howarth of London

“These trebling resources from Paul Saunders are a real gem, offering players who need to keep their mind and fingers limber a rare treat – the varying levels of standard allows aspiring treblers to develop skills in a bespoke and fun way, not just focusing on the playability on each instrument but the logistics of changing instrument at a few bars notice!

As a saxophonist, clarinettist and a struggling flautist it became clear to me that everyone will find their strengths and weaknesses to build on. The jazzy styles of this series engages your ear, helping you to transfer your skills. A breath of fresh air for woodwind players. Highly recommended.”

Olivia Wild, Clarinet Manager – Howarth of London

Howarth of London are internationally known as makers of the finest oboes, oboes d’amore and English horns. Alongside their role as makers, they are one of the world’s leading suppliers of oboes, bassoons, clarinets and saxophones.

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Some excerpts from the full review by Bret Pimentel

“Saunders’s tunes are fun and musically satisfying—to my tastes, the best among the doubling etude books so far. Styles are what you might find in contemporary rock/pop-based musical theater…”

So You Want to Play In Shows is a solid addition to the flute/clarinet/alto materials available, challenging but fun for an up-and-coming doubler…”

Bret Pimentel

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Featured Composition

Beast In The Bass-ment

This clarinet quartet was written originally for four bass clarinets but in this form provides a ‘groovy’ addition to the standard clarinet quartet repertoire. It has been enjoyed in quartet performances by players and audiences alike and is a great work out for the bass clarinetist. It is a funk based groove that remains the same throughout and can be heard (and seen) on the youtube Legere demo.

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Free Download of Reverie

Composed for a school woodwind ensemble, this piece can be performed using many different instrument combinations. Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoon or Bass Clarinet. Approximate standard G3/4.

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