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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000698.txt from 2002/05

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: [kl] A horse of a different colour
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 18:50:47 -0400

We're shortly going to play a contemporary arrangement for wind band
(BTW, when you read the expression, 'contemporary arrangement', what do
you think is meant?) of Beethoven's seventh symphony.

The arranger makes several changes. The most important one, of course,
is that clarinets are in C throughout. But further, the keys of the
movements are now: G major (original, A major); Bb major (original, C
major); F major (original, F major); G major (original, A major).

We're intending to deal with complaints from players and audience who
feel 'uncomfortable' playing or listening to the music on C clarinets,
or in these keys, by suggesting that they may feel better after
practising doing it a couple of times.

I should perhaps be clear that this arrangement retains many other
aspects of the piece. For example, a fourth in the original remains a
fourth in the transcription, and so on.

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