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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000041.txt from 1994/09

From: ELAINE THOMPSON <eethomp@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Prokofieff's Peter and The Wolf
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 1994 17:57:13 -0400

On Fri, 2 Sep 1994, Roy Breiling wrote:

> Toward the beginning of this piece at rehearsal number 11 the Bb clarinet goes
> down to a low d# (Eb). How do you finger that note? All my fingering charts
> only go to an E!
Play it on A clarinet. In fact, a lot of Peter and the Wolf works more
comfortably on A -- except the cat climbing the tree. I used Bb for that
part. Last time I performed the piece, I took an A part and a Bb part
and worked out horn changes to put different parts on different horns,
depending on what was easiest to play.

I don't know the history of the piece, but I would guess that Prokofiev
wrote the parts that go down to low Db concert for A clarinet (there are
at least two).

Elaine Thompson "Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less travelled by,
Johns Hopkins Univ. And it has made all the difference."
--Robert Frost

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