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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000092.txt from 1996/04

From: Josias Associates <josassoc@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: clarinet history
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 20:46:02 -0500

On Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Jon Holman wrote:

> I have a high school daughter who plays the clarinet and has just been
> assigned a long research paper on the subject of its history.
> She has plenty of basic information from encyclopedias and similar sources.
> What I am hoping to find for her are some humorous, obscure, or otherwise
> hard to find historical facts which she might find useful. I am hoping that
> among the clarinet aficionados there will be a treasure of such information.
> If so, I would love to hear about it, and my daughter would be most
> grateful.
> Thanks.
> Jon Holman

I would strongly recommend "A Short Lecture on the Clarinet" for
Bb clarinet and speaker by William Bolcom (1976). This droll,
entertaining work is published in manuscript form by Edward B. Marks
Music Corporation, and can be heard in a taped performance by John
Mohler, which is available from Roncorp, a New Jersey-based publisher.


Conrad Josias
La Canada, California

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