QUOTE(Dulcet @ Jan 9 2012, 11:48 PM)
OK all the bits in my excerpts book are for A. Main cat theme is in Eb starting on low F. (so in C major starting on concert D). The bit where the cat climbs up the tree to get away from the wolf is in Db (so concert Bb) and the next time we get the cat theme it's in F so concert D major.
It was in a different key; started in Bb major and modulated into Ab. (Can't remember if there was another key change and the other oboist has taken the part to make a copy so can't go and check).
Pick a key any key ;-) so glad I don't have perfect pitch. The organist played a right fistful of notes in the introduction to the Sanctus yesterday and I didn't have a clue what to come in on as all I could tell was that the chords were wrong, but had no idea which of the notes he was playing were correct; my husband knows what a D sounds like so started on the right note!
I don't have perfect pitch but have some sort of memory of what things sound like so I can tell you they sound "wrong" but can't usually tell you if they have been transposed up or down.
As it turns out Peter and the Wolf sounded very "wrong" without the strings so I didn't really notice that the key was different (plus the light immediately above my stand wasn't working so I couldn't see the music properly and was having to concentrate harder than usual to try and work out what the notes were).