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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000869.txt from 1997/12

From: NYSAP <>
Subj: Re: Morales post
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 04:40:29 -0500

Jacqueline Eastwood writes:

<< Well, I for one am so pleased for you and your vast breadth of knowledge.
However, there are many participants on this list and people in this world
who don't profess to know everything, myself included.>>>>

I never said that I knew everything. I was only stating that i was
younger when I knew about aria being on Bb Basset, and that if i knew about
it that certainly the Principle of the Met would of course know that too.
Mr. Leeson was stating that Mr. Morales was too young to know that the aria
was written for Bb basset clarinet. He wasnt trying to inform the public.
It was a personal attack.

>>>>>>>>Age alone is not a determinant of one's educational background, but is
often a factor because one simply has not had the time to experience as much
at 25 years old as at 55 years old. Nobody in this entire world knows
everything about everything! I'm sure that when I was 20, I knew something
that you didn't know; big deal! I'm sure that there are pieces that I have
played that you or Ricardo or perhaps
even the inimitable Dan Leeson have not played either; big deal! This
alone does not make me more wonderful than anyone else!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I agree with you!! However I think this should be addressed to Mr.
Lesson for I never said I knew more or that i was more wonderful than anyone
else. Thats what the people who hear me say.(JOKING) LOL I dont ever
remember saying these things in my post. Just because someone is older doesnt
mean that their experince is superior to someone that is younger either!!!!!!!

>>>>>>I'm also curious as to why you think that Mr. Morales would have had to
sacrifice his standard of excellence, his tone and intonation had he used
a basset clarinet. Any professional worth his salt would make every
effort to 1) obtain the best instrument possible and then 2) learn the
instrument, find its tendencies and practice the parts on it. If I, as a
part-time orchestra member who only earns about $5,000 a year from
performing, am capable of doing this, I'm quite certain that Mr. Morales's
sense of professionalism would impel him to do the same, had he the
opportunity or necessity to do so>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have tried a German clarinet with the French system. And I found it
to be lacking in sound quality and intonation vs the Leblanc that he plays on.
I also have a friend that used to play on one and he had to switch because he
was having problems playing with others(intonation and projection problems)
He recently switched and is much happier. Why would you try to work out the
problems of an inferior instrument to just play a couple of notes that are
covered and not missed that much? MAKING MUSIC IS WHAT SHOULD BE MOST

>>>>>>> I have heard only wonderful, complimentary things about him as a
clarinetist and as a person, and do not interpret any of this thread as a
personal attack. I enjoyed his reply to this list and did not infer that he
took it that way either (although I have since deleted the post and cannot
confirm that). It seems that the only people taking offense here have no real
reason to do so.>>>>>>>>

Do you really think that if he did take offense to it that he would write a
post about it? I dont think so. Why would a man with his position what to
try to defend himself to all the "arm chair" clarinetist out there. I am not
taking offense to anything anyone has said I just want to make sure that the
facts are straight.

Jacqueline Eastwood
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra


Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 17:09:15 -0600 (CST)
From: Roger Garrett <>
Subject: Re: Morton Gould's "Derivations"

Derivations for Clarinet and Band (actually Jazz Ensemble) by Morton Gould
is available (rental only) from G&C Music Corp./Chappell & Co. Inc. There
is no improvisation on the part of the soloist - but there are lots of
jazz "licks" that require careful stylistic approach. The Beeny Goodman
recording is on a CD called Beeny Goodman Collector's Edition,
Compositions and Collaborations, CBS Masterworks MK 42227.

Roger Garrett

On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, Edwin V. Lacy wrote:
> This work, for clarinet and jazz ensemble, has been mentioned several
> times on the list. I have a couple of questions.
> 1. Is the music published, and if so, by whom?
> 2. Does the work require improvisation on the part of the clarinet
> soloist?
> 3. Has the Benny Goodman recording been issued on compact disk? Label
> and catalog number?
> Thanks in advance for any information.
> Ed Lacy
> *****************************************************************
> Dr. Edwin Lacy University of Evansville
> Professor of Music 1800 Lincoln Avenue
> Evansville, IN 47722
> (812)479-2754
> *****************************************************************
> >>

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