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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000243.txt from 2003/06

From: "Bill Semple" <wsemple@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Begin the Beguine
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 22:06:01 -0400

So it goes up a step! E is an interesting and somewhat unusual key, but not
one that I find that flows naturally through my fingers. I wonder why Artie
selected it. Any key that causes me to work through A#,G#,C# and D# affects
how I lay down my riffs, and I actually play differently in different keys.
Shame on me.

William T. Semple
Office: 202-364-2466
Home: 540-364-4823
Cell: 540-903-6645
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted Casher" <tedcasher@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] Begin the Beguine

> From: Ted Casher tedcasher@-----.com
>
> The original key of the Artie Shaw record of Begin the Beguine is D
concert,
> placing the clarinet in the key of E! Nice brilliant key! Some of the
> charts are written in C concert, however.
> I am a clarinet/tenor player in the Boston/Providence/Newport area. I
have
> played with Dick Johnson---my good friend for many years----who leads the
> present edition of the Artie Shaw Orchestra. As I am his trusted friend,
I
> do his work when he is on the road, leading the Shaw band. I did manage
to
> take one road trip, however-----and the chart is in D concert!!!!
> Whatever happened to "come home from school and play along with the
record?"
> The CD is available, and the FF/REW on the CD player makes playing along
> easier than having to "drop the needle" as we did in the 50s. Are you
guys
> THAT dependent on written music??? Come, come, now-----whatever happened
to
> ears?
>
> tedcasher@-----.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Semple" <wsemple@-----.com>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 6:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Begin the Beguine
>
>
> > 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
> > Office: 202-364-2466
> > Home: 540-364-4823
> > Cell: 540-903-6645
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausmann1@-----.net>
> > To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> > Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 5:32 PM
> > 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
> > else
> > > >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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