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 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Author: confusedclarinetist 
Date:   2012-01-03 05:17

I was wondering how hard the reed 2 part is in Thoroughly Modern Millie. I play clarinet, and someone else is playing flute and sax for it (I can't play sax well enough and they can't play clarinet well enough). Are there a lot of clarinet parts/solos? A friend of mine is playing reed 1 clarinet and they're curious what that part is like. I guess what I'm asking is a rundown of reed 1 and 2 and any tricky songs in either part. Thanks!

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 Re: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Author: oboesax 
Date:   2012-01-03 17:11

This is one of the best musicals. Reed 2 does have the bulk of the clarinet solos, and lots of fun ones too. Lots of jazz and fast lines. My daughter played Reed 3 and wants to do this musical again sometime, but on Reed 2.

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 Re: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Author: rcnelson 
Date:   2012-01-06 01:32

One of my favorite shows...reed 2 is the 2nd alto, most of the lead clarinet lines and the jazz clarinet solos. Not a lot of flute. Some soprano with both reed 1 and 3 (yes, a soprano trio; fun). Reed 1 is the lead sax, flute, some piccolo, some but not a lot of clarinet and the soprano stuff. If having the chance to play it again, I want reed 2 all to myself. There were only 2 of us covering the 4 reed books, so will copied the pieces from the 4 and made 2 custom books from them.

Ron
Selmer Mark VI tenor (1957), Selmer Mark VII alto (1975)
Buescher True Tone soprano (1924), Selmer CL210 Bb Clarinet, Gemeinhardt 3SHB Flute, Pearl PFP105 Piccolo


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 Re: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2012-02-25 00:58

There are a lot of important clarinet solos in the Reed 2 book, at least one important solo in 5 sharps fairly early on. There's about eight bars or so of flute in there as well.

Chris.

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 Re: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Author: rcnelson 
Date:   2013-10-16 18:46

Pardon me for reviving an old thread, but I will be playing MILLIE again in November. This time we have 4 reed players but not all multi-reedists. I got copies of all 4 books and assembled custom versions of the books. As a result, I get all the lead clarinet parts of reed 2 mixed with the lead alto and soprano parts of reed 1. The best of both worlds. The lady who is playing the lead flute/picc parts from reed 1 gets the 2nd alto parts from reed 2. Then we have a clarinet only player and a guy who will play oboe, bass clarinet, and hopefully, tenor sax.

Looking forward to doing one of my favorite shows again.

Ron
Selmer Mark VI tenor (1957), Selmer Mark VII alto (1975)
Buescher True Tone soprano (1924), Selmer CL210 Bb Clarinet, Gemeinhardt 3SHB Flute, Pearl PFP105 Piccolo


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