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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000614.txt from 1996/04

From: (diane cawein)
Subj: Re: Willson osborne
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 23:01:13 -0400

> On 4/22/96 Lisa forwarded:
> >
> >I was wondering if anyone has any information at all on Willson Osborne.
> >I have referenced every book that I can think of and have had little
> >success. I have only found two paragraphs in a book by James Gillespie
> >(spelling?). I would greatly appreciate your assistance. Please use
> >my personal e-mail address:
> > Thanks in advance. Dave Gott
> >
> >-------------------------

> I gave him the source you already have - the Gillespie book.
> But I believe there was also an article out there that people mentioned.
> Can anyone help? >

Dave, Lisa, etc.

There is an article in the International Double Reed Society Journal
(Fall 1990 Volume 13, Number 2 pgs. 58-60) entitled, "Willson
Osborne's Rhapsody for Bassoon" by Terry B. Ewell. The author also
laments the lack of biographical information on Osborne. However, the
article provides a "brief analysis of the construction of the
Rhapsody...and lastly documents the compositional output of Willson
Osborne." At least it is something...

Diane Cawein
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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