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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000429.txt from 2001/04

From: Richard Bush <rbushidioglot@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Oklahoma/F# trill fingering
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 22:46:13 -0400

Gavin,

It's happening to you too. All of those musicals are starting to melt
together.

Gavin Rebetzke wrote:

> Before I get corrected by someone currently playing SP, it is possible I'm
> getting my musicals mixed up. If it wasn't SP, it was Brigadoon, which I
> think is a Lerner and Lowe (sp?) musical, which called for A and Bb. Or
> maybe it was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, or both, or all three.
> Certainly the G&S parts I have played called for both instruments. I do
> recall, however, that playing South Pacific was more "fun" musically than
> Oklahoma (IMHO). ---Gavin.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Hausmann [mailto:bhausmann1@-----.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2001 12:22 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: RE: [kl] Oklahoma/F# trill fingering
>
> At 11:23 AM 4/18/2001 +1000, Gavin Rebetzke wrote:
> >I agree with Richard, playing Oklahoma is a challenge. It is also a
> >disappointment because I played for "South Pacific" a couple of years ago
> >and I assumed that the orchestration would be as good in Oklahoma. (It
> isn't
> >IMHO) Obviously R&H musicals just got better as they went on.
>
> Robert Russell Bennett scored most of Rogers and Hammerstein's musicals.
>
> > Incidentally,
> >South Pacific was scored for both A and Bb clarinets, and I do wonder
> >whether Oklahoma was originally scored that way - particularly because of
> >the mistake with the key signature in the "Oh what a beautiful morning"
> >piece.
>
> Gee, I don't remember that, and I once CONDUCTED a production of South
> Pacific! Of course, I don't think anyone in our little community theater
> group OWNED an A clarinet anyway, so it is a moot point.
>
> Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
> 451 Old Orchard Drive http://homepages.go.com/~zoot14/zoot14.html
> Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265
>
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
>

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