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 Damn Yankees
Author: oboesax 
Date:   2010-10-22 18:20

Some questions for those of you who have performed this musical. These are the woodwind parts:

1: Piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone
2: Piccolo [optional], flute [optional], clarinet, alto saxophone
3: Oboe [optional], English horn [optional], clarinet, tenor saxophone
4: Clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon [optional], tenor saxophone
5: Clarinet, bass clarinet [optional], bassoon, baritone saxophone

My daughter's high school will be performing this. She can choose which Reed part she wants; the other Reed parts will be covered by professional musicians. The MD doesn't believe in splitting parts. She studies sax, oboe and bassoon seriously. She can play clarinet but doesn't practice it regularly and would not want the lead clarinet book. She doesn't play flute yet. Last year she played the oboe/soprano sax/tenor sax/clarinet book in Thoroughly Modern Millie and really enjoyed it.

Book 3: How many solos or good parts are there for oboe and EH? Any tenor sax solos? Any exposed clarinet parts, particularly high notes? Which instrument is played most?

Books 4 and 5: Which book has bassoon solos, if any?

Ideally she'd like to play the book with the lead alto sax parts (alto and soprano sax are her favorite instruments), but she knows she doesn't have the clarinet skills for that yet, particularly when she's playing in a pit band made up mostly of professional musicians. Tenor is her least favorite sax to play, but I'm willing to rent a good instrument this year as she had to play on a fairly poor one last year as that's all her school has. She has a decent (intermediate) baritone sax borrowed from school and plays it in one of her jazz bands. She owns her own oboe, EH, bassoon and has my brother's good clarinet. I assume we could borrow a bass clarinet if needed. The MD will probably want her on Book 3, but as I said she can pick. If you could pick between Books 3, 4, and 5, which one would you pick?

Thank you in advance.

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