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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000841.txt from 1997/09

From: SDM@-----. Morrow)
Subj: Re: Tuning to hb (former: "Question")
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 14:35:49 -0400

>Regarding the custom of tuning to the oboe:
>I would imagine it might have a lot to do with when the oboe was
>developed and accepted into the orchestra, compared to the development
>and appearance of the other winds.

I thought we tuned to the oboe because there are no geese in a modern
symphony orchestra!


Scott D. Morrow
Department of Biochemistry
School of Hygiene and Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
(410) 955-3631

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