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Could somebody explain to me how many editions of Berio's Sequenza IXb there are. I have one which John Harle claims to have adapted with Swiss saxophonist Iwan Roth, but I understand the original Berio worked on with Claude Delangle? Harle also claims to have had some sort of contact with Berio, so I'm a little confused about the whole situation. Can anyone enlighten me?
 

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My understanding is that berio originally allowed IXb to be transcribed for Harle and Roth. However, in all the books I've read on/about Berio, he doesn't discuss this relationship. Even denies it and states that both the new versions of the sequenzas were for Claude. There are a couple of printed editions, one from the 80's, and a more recent one. Both are inaccurate. The multiphonic fingerings listed are incorrect. If you listen to the recordings of Claude, Christian and Arno they play a more accurate multiphonic that was to the agreement of Berio, not the one in the universal edition. Also these editions are lacking a few of the altissimo sections that the above mentioned artists also perform correctly.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. A.Smith, would you be able to share with me the correct multiphonic fingerings before I attempt to play the dreaded IXb for Claude, Christian and Arno at Gap this July, please?
 

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Perfect multiphonic

The best fingering for multiphonic No. 1 is: finger low B-flat, add high F-sharp key (basically the same as ASmith's above but with "5" not omitted). This produces a PERFECT F/Eb. The fingering ASmith gave for multiphonic No.2 is right on. Thanks!!!
 
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