[Trombone-l] Fw: Urinetown (the musical)

Art Triggs art at awtriggs.com
Fri Apr 6 15:21:29 CST 2018


Hi,

Having played it many times ...
I like the music....
It’s a funny musical....
It isnt terribly difficult to play, and can be done on a large or medium
bore tenor with f attachment . ( and Euphonium of course ) (The person
playing the broadway album is doing just that. )
There are some quick mute changes, and a couple instrument changes that
need to be done fast, they are do-able though. Like Jim mentioned there are
work arounds.
The Mr Cladwell number really needs a real solotone mute to sound right , a
clear tone mute doesnt cut it. ( common substitute) Good luck on that
though,  solotone mutes havent been manufactured in a very long time.

Good Luck!
Art Triggs

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 17:08 James L Scott via Trombone-l <
trombone-l at trombonelist.org> wrote:

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> ________________________________
> From: James L Scott
> Sent: Friday, April 6, 2018 3:06 PM
> To: Elisabeth Mandel
> Subject: Re: [Trombone-l] Urinetown (the musical)
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> I played a run of this show several years ago. Fun book!
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> I played it on a large bore tenor, doubling on euphonium. I think you need
> the euphonium, for the color. At times it sounds like a tuba, and other
> times like a french horn and also like, well, a euphonium.
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> The part did not actually say Bass Trombone anywhere, except on the title
> page where (bass) appeared after the word Trombone, almost like a question
> or suggestion. There are some trigger notes, but most of them are in
> parenthesis with an upper octave as an option. No matter what, there are a
> few tunes where a solid low range and full sound in that register is a
> plus, as well as some tunes that need high range and a brighter sound. A
> .547 did the trick for me.
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> 2 players would work well - there were a couple of quick changes where I
> stayed on my previous instrument a bit longer than printed because I didn't
> think I could safely make the change where printed.
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> The nice thing about this book, is that the composer/arranger really did a
> great job of getting a lot of colors out of a small group of players, and
> often uses the players on hand to approximate the sounds of instruments
> that aren't there (the clarinet does a surprisingly good imitation of
> trumpet fanfares, for instance). Whatever the player uses, they need to be
> able to change style/articulation/dynamics to make the right sound for each
> different number in the show. Everything in from Country to Mowtown to Les
> Mis...
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> Enjoy!
>
>
> Jim Scott
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> From: Trombone-l <trombone-l-bounces at trombonelist.org> on behalf of
> Elisabeth Mandel via Trombone-l <trombone-l at trombonelist.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 6, 2018 12:27:36 PM
> To: Trombone-l at trombonelist.org
> Subject: [Trombone-l] Urinetown (the musical)
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> All:
>
> I was asked to recommend a student to perform with the college production
> of Urinetown. Of course the person with the books and my schedule don't
> line up at all and I've never played it.
>
> All I know is that its tenor/bass trombone and euph.
>
> Does anyone have more information about the challenges to this book? Is it
> OK on only F attachment, or does it really need a good bass player. Range?
> How good of a euph player? I'm happy to have my kids share the book if
> needed, but I'd like them to have fun.
>
> Thank you!!
>
> Liz
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