Topic: Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

I am unable to articulate the sixteenth note passages in the first movement of the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony.  Our conductor takes it at a dotted eighth equals 80.  I can neither single-tongue nor double-tongue fast enough the several passages where this occurs to keep synched with the beat.  I consistently fall behind and things get sloppy in a hurry.  There’s also not enough time to grab breaths.  (I don’t circular breathe.)  Any advice?  Alternate with the 2nd bassoon?

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Re: Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Make that a dotted quarter equals 80.

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