Tell me about Ragtime - The Musical

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LeoInFL
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Tell me about Ragtime - The Musical

Post by LeoInFL » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:33 pm

The performing arts organization I play with will be putting on Ragtime - The Musical later this year. I glanced at the writeup on Wiki and it says it's a small-ish ensemble with 2 bone parts (tenor & bass).

Has anyone played this before? Which bone part is 'better'?

Thanks!
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Re: Tell me about Ragtime - The Musical

Post by BHolleyBrass » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:58 pm

I played the tenor book about ten years ago and it's up there in my top favorite shows. It's a pretty long show and definitely worth a watch and listen. The novel is interesting, too.

We only had one trumpet, one tenor, and a horn in the brass and I think the "canned band" filled the missing parts. That's how we usually have to do it at the performing arts magnet high school where my wife teaches. Funds *usually* only allow us to use six or seven people in the pit.
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