Klarinet Archive - Posting 001262.txt from 1997/09
Subj: Re: Alternate Fingering for Sax
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 18:29:25 -0400
What about the frontal F????
Principal Clarinet - National Symphony - Brazil
Chamber Music Professor - Rio de Janeiro Federal University
At 11:33 28/09/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I know very well, this isn't a sax list, but this is probably more of a
>doubler question anyway. I'm playing a tenor/clarinet part for the next two
>weekends in a production of Cabaret. For those who know the show, the
>Entr'acte starts with "Two Ladies" and the stage band tenor sax (which I'm
>playing from the pit) plays the tune. On the third melody figure, the tune
>jumps quickly from G above the top line to F a seventh higher. I'm playing
>on an old Conn tenor with a key layout for those high notes that isn't very
>comfortable even when I have time to get to them. This jump at this tempo
>is just too much for me to grab and the thing is too exposed for me to hide
>it. Anyone have a quick and easy alternate for that jump from G to high F.
>It needs to speak easily. Intonation is secondary (it does need to be an F,
>Thanks to anyone who can help.