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Children of Eden

  1. Piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, [soprano] recorder
  2. Clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto recorder
  3. Oboe, English horn, clarinet [optional], tenor saxophone


  1. Updated per information received from Karri

  2. Updated per information received from Terry Halvorson

  3. Updated per information received from QuirkyD

  4. Bret Pimentel says:

    Updated per information received from Mila Weiss. Based on Mila’s email:

    Reed 1 indicates “recorder” but not which size; some of the parts indicate an octave transposition or possible piccolo substitution which suggest soprano recorder (which sounds an octave higher than written). One additional passage does not indicate octave transposition and a possible flute substitution; this passage might perhaps be better played on tenor recorder (which does not transpose).

    Reed 2 has some indications for “recorder” and some for “alto recorder,” and all appear to be notated at concert pitch. (Concert pitch is, contrary to popular belief, the correct notation for alto recorder; players treating it as an “F” instrument will have to transpose.)

  5. I played a version of this in Fort Worth this summer that called for one reed player. Piccolo, flute, recorder (type not specified but I ended up playing soprano mostly and alto for the things out of the soprano range), B flat clarinet, and oboe.

  6. Cameron McCulloch says:

    In the Reed 2 part for “33. In Whatever Time We Have” has a couple of (written) low E-flats on the Bb Clarinet in bars 46, 74 and 75. As this is outside the standard range of the clarinet, the offending sections must be transposed for A Clarinet or played on one of the few models of Bb Clarinet with an extended range).

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