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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001358.txt from 1999/01

From: Dodgshun family <dodgshun@-----.nz>
Subj: Re: [kl] Trumpet v. Cornet
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 15:29:11 -0500

At 07:22 PM 26/01/99 EST, you wrote:
>I really wish that on the old "war horse" overtures that we play, that our
>trumpets would play cornets. Maybe they sound similar these days, but there is
>still something about how smooth, cornets sound as a group. And most
>importantly !!!!! They sound better with clarinets. Tom Puwalski
>
Our conductor tried suggesting to our trumpet section that they play cornet
in something that called for them, I forget what. He quickly backed down
when threatened with mutiny! It seems strange, but our guys are very
anti-cornet; they are usually happy to play cornet parts, but there's no way
they'll play them on cornet. Even in the last movement of the Kodaly "Hary
Janos Suite", which has a brilliant cornet part as well as three (two?)
fantastic trumpet parts, the guy - the most reasonable of the four! - with
the cornet part played it on trumpet. This anti-cornetism, for some reason,
is only confined to the youth orchestra. Seems odd to me, but the mind of a
brass player is unknown to the rest of us......

Anna

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