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 Oliver
Author: Reedsguy 
Date:   2014-03-24 01:06

Does anyone know if the bassoon book for Oliver has much tenor clef.

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 Re: Oliver
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2015-04-28 07:01

There are some sections in tenor clef - I can't remember where exactly as I only had a quick look before we started playing (I was on oboe/cor sat next to the bassoonist).

Chris.

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 Re: Oliver
Author: OboePrince 
Date:   2015-04-30 09:27

People do it (I don't, cause I don't play second oboe much, despite my preferring it it to the screamissimo register), but I don't get playing Oboe/Cor in the same like... piece. It sounds awful. I can't play Cor without at god 30 minute break from the oboe, and going back to oboe I need like ten minutes to basically do mouth cagles.

A nasty bit of it is in tenor clef. I played clarinet on "Oliver!"so i was right next to the bassoon also. He did a lot of complaining. Yeah it's scored a good bit in C clef and I remember him complaining that it was quite high. I didn't hear it, but bassoon never sounds stressed to me. It's a beautiful instrument. My hands won't do it, and since I have gotten older and my hands have problems, they REALLY will not do all that thumb business. Apparently I am made for that awful, fickle thing we call oboe, because it's all scaled in the front, and I have bad thumbs now.

Anyway, yeah a lot of it is pretty high and in Tenor Clef.

American Oboist. I currently play on a Rigoutat Riec. She is beautiful.

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