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#beginquote# #beginquote# well most orchestras have saxophones in it so i don't know why your local orchestra doesn't...Well i don't know what to tell you...and no bass clarinet doen't have the same fingering...how bout the baritone sax. It is also a bass part..ask about that. #endquote# Most orchestras DO NOT have saxes. Orchestral music does not call for the sax except for special occasions. You must remeber that for a huge majority of classical music, the sax was not around. The sax was only invented in the 1830's. Most music for orchestra was written before that time. Music written after that time was written without the sax for 2 reasons. One, the instrumentation for the orchestra was set by tradition. Two, the sax became known as jazz instrument and was not considered suitible for "serious music". As far as what instrument to play. The clarinet has similer fingerings, but they are not exactly the same. I would double on Oboe since the fingerings are much more alike. #endquote#
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