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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000580.txt from 1998/03

From: "Scott Morrow" <>
Subj: Re: Standing with Bass/Colgrass Urban Requiem
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 15:49:28 -0500

I just use a strap.
In a pinch, when I haven't had a strap, I've put my left foot up on a chair
and "hooked" the lip of the bell over my leg for added support.

Scott D. Morrow
DNA Synthesis Core Facility
Department of Biochemistry
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-3631

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Garrett <>
Date: Sunday, March 08, 1998 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Standing with Bass/Colgrass Urban Requiem

>I saw Lawrie Bloom solo with the Chicago Symphony.......he didn't need a
>strap.....just a long peg. It really depends on the bass/neck......
>Roger Garrett
>On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, David McClune wrote:
>> I heard the World Premiere of the Urban Requiem two years ago,
>> piece. For the standing solo, try buying a 1/4 inch round and 24 inch
>> steel rod from a "Home Depot" type store. I would replace the short peg
>> which comes with the bass clarinet, measure how long of a rod you need
>> cut off the extra. You know have a standable bass clarinet. I also
>> use a strap to keep the horn steady.
>> Good luck
>> Dr. David McClune
>> Professor of Clarinet
>> Director of Bands
>> Union University
>> Jackson, TN 38305
>> 901-661-5294-office

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