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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000857.txt from 2001/02

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Info Help Pleez
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 18:58:30 -0500

On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 15:09:14 -0800, said:

> Ahoy listmates --
> I've been asked to help out on a performance of Messiaen's "Oiseaux
> Exotique." We don't have the score or parts yet (it's rental music).
> The index we dug up states that 4 clarinets are needed -- but very
> unhelpfully doesn't tell us what kind.

There's an Eb and bass, both of which are part of the 'orchestra'.
That's not to say that the parts are unimportant, or indeed, easy.

The main parts, however, are both in Bb, and constitute a sort of solo

Playing these parts accurately, audibly, coherently and together, is
central to the piece.

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