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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000443.txt from 2000/04

From: "Ross Anderson" <rossa@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] "OK" instrumentation
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 01:24:27 -0400

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000 14:44:05 -0700 (PDT),
klarinet@-----.
>Kevin Fay wrote:
>
>> If you "do" musical theater, you should have this site in your
Favorites:
>> http://www.mtishows.com/. Follow the links to find the necessary
>low-down
>> (including instrumentation) for bunches of shows.
>>
>> It's always embarrassing to show up to the first rehearsal (or God
>forbid, a
>> performance you're subbing in) and not have the right horns!
>
>How accurate is the information at this site? I looked up "West Side
>Story" there, and got the following results, which aren't even close
>to what I remember of the reed parts.
>
> REED I:
> Clarinet
> Alto Sax
> Flute
>
> REED II:
> Tenor Sax
> Clarinet
>
> REED III:
> Baritone Sax
> Clarinet
> Bass Clarinet
>
>As I recall, there are five reed parts. Reed I plays piccolo, flute,
>clarinet, and alto sax. Reed II plays clarinet, Eb clarinet, and
>bass clarinet. I don't remember the other three books in detail (Syd,
>are you out there?), but there's bassoon, there's bass sax...it's quite
>different from what MTI lists. Is it possible that MTI is marketing
>simplified shows?
>
>Claudia
>>I just finished playing the reed 2 part for West side Story and the parts
are as you describe. The MTI sight must be selling something else.

Ross
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