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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001320.txt from 1999/01

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: RE: [kl] HELP!
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:20:42 -0500

All a bit off-clarinet, but no doubt there was a status difference, too.
rjs

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Kevin Fay (LCA) wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 18:05:04 -0800
> From: "Kevin Fay (LCA)" <kevinfay@-----.com>
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> To: "'klarinet@-----.org>
> Subject: RE: [kl] HELP!
>
> Don't forget also that cornets of that age were roughly equivalent to
> today's--but in general trumpets were much smaller in both bore and sound.
>
> kjf
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Edwin V. Lacy [mailto:el2@-----.edu]
> Sent: Monday, January 25, 1999 8:28 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] HELP!
>
>
> On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Roger Shilcock wrote:
>
> > Wasn't Bolden a *cornet* player? Armstrong started on the the cornet,
> > I think, as did Keppard. How much this matters, I don't know.
>
> Yes, and some of these players switched back and forth between the cornet
> and trumpet. Sometimes, players informally used the terms cornet and
> trumpet almost interchangably. Non-musicians often can't tell the
> difference between the two instruments. Like many other musicians,
> Armstrong began on the cornet in part because that was the instrument that
> was available to him. The cornet was the preferred instrument of the
> military bands and street bands of that era, so it existed in greater
> numbers than the trumpet.
>
> Ed Lacy
> el2@-----.edu
>
>
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