Klarinet Archive - Posting 000131.txt from 1994/01
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: John Cloudman's request
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 1994 16:49:34 -0500
John, it is hard to compare the Berstein and the Brigadoon. But the
Bernstein is a very difficult show to play what with keys, rhythms,
and a lot of doubling. The Brigadoon is very melodic but one is almost
always in 5 - 7 sharps.
And (for those who asked why is it always sharps), the singers almost
always say, "It's too high, take it down a half-step." Well a half
step down from G in F#, and a half step down from F is E, and a
half step down from C is B, etc. In general, a half step down from the
most used keys will always bring you to a sharp oriented eky.
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California