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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000157.txt from 2001/05

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Reed Parts for"Guys and Dolls"
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 13:59:49 -0400


I played the Reed II book last fall. It was split 50/50 sax/clar with some
flute also. The Reed I book had a lot of flute in addition to clar/sax, in
that order. We had a flute player play the flute parts from Reeds I & II
and clar/sax players play the rest. The other reed books are pretty much as
written (some of each instrument - you need doublers).

As far as to whether you need a jazz background, well if you don't
understand how to play in the "jazz style", the show won't come off as
intended. I didn't feel that the music was difficult, but there were a lot
of typos, so beware. Hope this helps.


Nancy E. Buckman, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, Maryland 21012 USA
Phone 410-541-2316 Fax 410-541-2233

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> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 11:49 AM
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> Subject: [kl] Reed Parts for"Guys and Dolls"
> Our community band is providing the reed players for a local production of
> "Guys and Dolls" next year. At the price they charge, we'll have the
> scores only a few weeks before the production.
> I am looking for advice from someone who has seen the "Guys and Dolls"
> professional musical scores for the five reed players.
> From memory when i saw the order form for a moment, it lists:
> Reed 1 (flute, alto sax, clarinet)
> Reed 2 (alto sax, clarinet)
> Reed 3 (tenor sax, clarinet)
> Reed 4 (tenor sax, clarinet)
> Reed 5 (bari sax, bass clarinet)
> To help us select players, i'd like to learn:
> - how much of each horn is played (e.g.,, is Reed 1 mainly flute with a
> few
> sax/clarinet passages, or about equal amounts of all 3 horns. ie, is the
> first horn listed the most dominant)
> - if you don't have the doubling horn, is any transposition included
> within
> the parts with Eb or C doubles
> - are the reed parts about the same level as "Oliver", which we did two
> years ago.
> - the part list implies jazz stage band experience might be best, is that
> true?
> - is there a website where this info might be found? (i forgot to notice
> which business provides the musical scores)
> Thanks
> Dave Florence
> Powell River BC
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