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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000047.txt from 1994/09

From: Christopher Zello <en444@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Metal Clarinet
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 1994 23:10:05 -0400

I have seen, though not played on one of those silver clarinets.
Other than for show I do not see the value in having one of them?

I remember seeing it while on tour with the Amer. Wind Symphony
(aka barge band). Once of the clarinet players in the section
was staying with this host who had this instrument. We had all
seen the usual metal/nickel silver clarinets, but this was
definitely better looking than that. The guy actually played
it that night in the dixieland band for the tune "Down by the
Riverside." I really didn't notice any difference. And really
don't remember our conductor, Boudreau, noticing anything
different at all. . .

Collectors item? Doubt it. Sentimental value? Hopefully

Christopher Zello

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