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Re: Part Substitution
This is what happens when I post before coffee.. and when my kid doesn't understand Daylight Saving time. Yawn.
It's a holiday concert - not UIL, so no issue there. Save the phone call.
For ease, bari sax. Read the part in treble clef, add three sharps to the key signature, accidental sharps are sharps, naturals are sharps, and flats are naturals (mostly). For tembre, rewrite for bass clarinet.
Generally speaking, if you don't have the instrumentation of the published ensemble, you can't/shouldn't substitute. If the part exists in the published version, you're OK (ex: many five brass ensembles have things like "Trumpet, trumpet or horn, trumpet or horn or trombone, horn or trombone or baritone, baritone or tuba). If it doesn't, you shouldn't rewrite it since you're effectively violating copyright to do so without permission from the publisher. The C&CR specifically calls for "copyright-compliant scores" for judges, and if you're rewriting the bassoon part for bass clarinet, your score isn't correct nor copyright compliant.
That being said, this is a question for the UIL office, not for TYB. Call them on Monday morning and ask what instrument substitutions are allowed.
I have a Woodwind quintet I want to do for my holiday concert but it calls for a bassoon, which I don't have. What woodwind can I sub for this instrument??? or any suggestions...
Thanks in advance.