Klarinet Archive - Posting 000019.txt from 1996/01
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.EDU>
Subj: Looking for a basset horn playing klezmer musician!!
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 13:09:01 -0500
In preparation for donating most of my clarinet library to the ICS,
I have begun cataloging things that were heretofore not cataloged.
In doing so I came across a real rarity. Jerry Pierce must have given
it to me because no one was as crazy as he for find unusal combinations.
This is klezmer music for basset horn (and piano).
So if there is someone out there who plays klezmer style and owns
a b.h., how would you like a free copy of:
"Idische Wieg-Lied" by B. Lewison, Op. 28. No. 1
for basset horn and piano, copy in manuscript.
The work is a two page andante with the words "two pages" meaning the piano
part. The whole piece is 37 measures long, an A-B form song with the basset
horn playing the same melodic line twice. I've never played and never will.
I have no idea who arranged it. There is no descriptive information on the
page. But for those who like this sort of ethnic music, there is probably
not another one like it in the world.
Fred Jacobowitz, are you out there? I know you play klezmer but do you
have a basset? If so, you are the logical choice to receive the gift.
If not, the first person who wants it can have it (providing they have
a basset horn - this is not for speculative "some day I'll buy one" use).
In return for this, I want a good recipe for a one pot stew.
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California