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I understand the concept of avoiding the use of player instruments with the solo instrument from which the player instruments are derived to avoid phasing problems when playing unison.
For example, Oboe 1 Solo for solo work with Oboe Player 1 and/or Oboe Player 2 for ensemble work.
My question involves the clarinets as there is just one Clarinet in Bb Solo instrument with Player 1 and player 2 both, presumably derived from the solo instrument. How would I score this if I wanted solo clarinet with players 1 and 2?
I understand the phasing problem only occurs when the Solo instrument and the Player (ensemble) instrument play in unison and so, theoretically, I could avoid phasing by avoiding writing the clarinets in unison .. er .. I think. But what if I did want unison parts?
Can anyone advise please.