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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000627.txt from 1996/01

From: Lindsey Glen <>
Subj: Re: Low Blow
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 05:39:33 -0500

When I was at school my bassoon teacher (yes, it's my second instrument)
used to organise bassoon workshops including choir arrangements in six
parts for
thirty of us, from the ones who'd only been playing a few weeks (she gave
them extra hard reeds to stop any unpleasant duck noises) right up to the
sixth form grade eight students. Great fun and an _amazing_ sound!


On Sun, 28 Jan 1996, Gregory T. Wright wrote:

> Low Blow... ALL bass clarinets???
> Sounds like a great time to me! I recently played euphonium for a
> TubaChristmas event here in Michigan. I was surprised at how pretty and
> melodic all of the euphoniums and tubas were together, and at the lack of
> "muddiness" in our sound. Trying that same "choir" idea with an instrument
> with the incredible range and expression of the bass clarinet should prove to
> great.
> Where is bass clarinettist Marty Walker these days? The last performa
> of his that I heard, in chilly Marquette Michigan's Northern Michigan
> University, was a bass clarinet quintet. Four of the parts were on tape, and
> Marty Walker played the fifth part live. Where did he go???
> Gregory T. Wright

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