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So You Want To Play In Shows?


A new book by Paul Saunders with seven compositions for flute, clarinet and saxophone. Quick instrument changes and varying styles provide you with an insight into the world of a multi-instrumentalist.

Complete with live backing tracks available for download.

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So You Want to Play In Shows? is a solid addition to the flute/clarinet/alto materials available, challenging but fun for an up-and-coming doubler…
Bret Pimentel

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The music in this book has been composed as a direct result of an increasing demand from players interested in breaking into the world of show playing. The skill of the multi-instrumentalist has long been a given for theatre orchestrators and indeed the parts in recent years have become steadily more complicated.

Teaching posts now frequently require applicants to play ‘woodwind’ and should a career be considered in anything other than orchestral playing, then the ability to play more than one instrument is invaluable.

In my own case, after I left Music College, I rapidly found that playing one instrument was simply not enough. At the time of writing, Music Colleges have now started to recognise that the ‘multi- instrumentalist’ is now a specialist area of study and in some cases, they are developing courses in woodwind doubling.

These pieces are designed to be practiced and performed whilst sitting down. This emulates the environment of a pit player with the instruments required, (Flute, Clarinet and Alto Sax), ready on stands in front of you, exactly as a recording studio or theatre pit.

Quick instrument changes and varying styles provide you with an insight into the world of a multi-instrumentalist. Your aim is to always ‘make the change’ cleanly and on time.

Live recordings of the piano parts, expertly played by Torquil Munro, are available to download free of charge from Spartan Press.

Good luck and enjoy!

Pieces Included

1. Acid
2. Charlwood
3. How Cool Can You Be
4. To Rio
5. Matinee Idol
6. Treading the Bored
7. Tried and Dried

Backing Tracks

Piano parts are available for download from the Spartan Press page. ‘Right Click’ the title of the track and choose ‘Save Link As’ to download.


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