by Keith Northover
Arranging and transcribing pieces for the Novacane Quartet has been quite fun! Because I like and specialize on the Tenor Clarinets (Basset Horn and Alto Clarinet), I love to play pieces that are just as challenging and fun as the rest of the parts. However due to many reasons including pedagogical, publishing optimization, and less than adequate instruments, the current repertoire catalog featuring these tenor instruments is often boring, a “chop buster”, or not idiomatic. Thus, every time I write for Novacane, I try to incorporate the Tenor clarinet in a unique and challenging way.