Topic: Scheherazade - 1st movement pianissimo high B
For the high B at the end of the first movement in the first bassoon part, is there anything I can do to make it even softer? (But still in tune...) I am using my normal fingering.
It seems like every rehearsal I get told that I am too loud, but I swear I'm playing as soft as I possibly can and have worked it out with reeds that I think play it incredibly soft. Is this just a case for a magic reed? I figure I can't really do much differently before next Monday, but it's worth a shot. I'm excited about the rest of the piece!
By the way, the Northern Illinois University Philharmonic (Dr. Lucia Matos, conductor) is performing the Brahms Tragic Overture, Mozart Horn Concerto No.2 (John Fairfield, horn professor, soloist) and Scheherazade on Monday Nov. 24th at 8pm in DeKalb, IL.