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  1. Piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone
  2. Clarinet, alto saxophone
  3. Clarinet, tenor saxophone
  4. Clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  5. Piccolo, flute, clarinet

3 comments

  1. SaxDoubler says:

    Very little saxophone is required (I think 2 numbers in the whole musical) and the parts are very easy. Reed 1 is primarily flute/picc, but also includes lead clarinet parts. Reed 2 has clarinet lead only when Reed 1 is playing flute. Reed 4 book is primarily bass clarinet.

  2. Ron Nelson says:

    Yes, very little saxophone and very easy what there is. But the difficult 5 and 6 sharps clarinet parts make up for it. I remember reed 3 all too well.

  3. Jay Heiser says:

    Reed 4 has very little soprano clarinet, and its not critical. About 5% of the book is bari, but what’s there is important, esp in “Marcus Lycus”, which has a nice 1960s vibe. Casual doublers should be aware that the bass clarinet spends more time in the clarion register than most shows do, so be prepared to squeeze out those awkward notes just above the staff. The book is written for a low Eb bass, although somehow, a single low C# grace note snuck in, giving the part a full 3 octave range. If you’ve got a horn that plays down to Low C, there are several spots where you can use it to play down an octave and more closely track the string bass, which is often playing in unison.

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