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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000564.txt from 1998/04

From: "Justin Wood" <>
Subj: Re: What really is this love of music?
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 05:01:36 -0400

No...I think you are right. Even at 15, I am more at home at a Band
Festival than at home itself. I thrive upon practice and performance.

The silence after a performance is a grand thing. So much feeling is
conveyed, not only to the audience by the music, but to the performers. One
of my favorite things is that pause. You can feel the emotion in the air.

Wel, I think I'll quit before I feel to let out in the open. After all I
have a few friends that get this list too.

-----Original Message-----
From: Martins GH <>
Date: Sunday, April 12, 1998 9:14 AM
Subject: What really is this love of music?

>As a recent subscriber to this list, I have been entertained as well as
>enlightened by the posts that I've been reading. But there seems to be an
>undercurrent of real passion for music that I have found refreshing and
>encouraging. I recently picked up my clarinet after years of abandonment,
>and in these difficult times, it has brought me a lot of personal
>in just being able to get through a page in one of my old books! ( Or at
>what I consider a fair effort to get through a page!)
>What I want to know is, do you feel that music is something that called
>rather than you choosing it? I am nuts, or does anyone else out there get
>goosebumps when you walk into a familiar rehearsal hall and the smell and
>and memories of the place just hit you? Or when you walk down the hall of
>practice rooms and hear bits and pieces of music from behind the doors, do
>feel like you're at home? And what about that moment at the end of a piece
>a performance, just before the applause...I hold my breath and savor the
>Alright, you can tell me if you think I'm off my rocker. It would be
>to know than to keep wondering.

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