QUOTE(Flossie @ Jul 15 2009, 12:19 AM)
QUOTE(ChevvyChev @ Jul 15 2009, 12:13 AM)
I did it on cello though, not flute.
I'd only just started learning the flute, and I really, really wanted to be playing the flute part not the cello one - but of course the orchestra only had two flutes and I knew that there was no point in asking because there was only two of us on cello.
I've still never actually got to play the flute part.
Ironically, I really wanted to play the cello in orchestra!!
At the time I was the most in-experienced and youngest flute, so I got 3rd/picc chair...I dreaded the concert because I felt so exposed, especially the quickish bits in the 1st mvt, and the flute/picc solo in the middle of the 3rd movement! I'd never ever played with an orchestra and was so scared I'd ruin it for everyone with a really loud, out of tune squeak!
Thankfully it was ok, and by the time we played it for MFY the other two flautists had gone off to uni so I got first and somebody else played picc (poor thing!!)