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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000240.txt from 2003/06

From: "Bill Semple" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Begin the Beguine
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 18:53:38 -0400

Right. D is the key I play it in, too. But I listened to an Artie Shaw
recording the other night, and could not find the key easily. I'll haul it
out again soon and see if I can't get a more accurate read on what key the
recording is in.

William T. Semple
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Hausmann" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Begin the Beguine

> At 04:50 PM 6/9/2003 -0400, you wrote:
> >My question is: what key?
> >
> >The original is written in Concert C, but Artie plays it in something
> >on his recording.I think he drops it down a notch or two.

Bill Semple

> >
> The arrangement we play in the Baytones big band, which is supposed to be
> the Jerry Gray original, has the clarinet part in written key of D, so
> concert C sounds right. It ends on that long altissimo D after the
> gliss. The clarinet part is written into the second alto sax part. I
> normally play 1st alto, but play second for that one so I get to do the
> clarinet part.
. Shows what the record companies know about music and taste.
> Bill Hausmann

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