I accompany a kid’s choir. The director has chosen this gorgeous contemporary piece, “Winter Song.” It’s poetry. I love it.
However, I don’t particularly enjoy playing in the key of ludicrous:
When I prepare my high-schoolers for district auditions, they have to identify key signatures. They learn Cb, but when I play “judge” leading up to the big day, I never pick Cb as a key for them to identify in 3 seconds or less. You know why?
Because no one writes in Cb.
This is how I feel after practicing this piece:
Want to know how to deplete a year’s supply of Cb?
Play one song in the key of Cb.
:::plays all the flats, swigs a peaty whiskey, sloshes some on piano::: oops. I didn’t need that white note anyway.