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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001469.txt from 1999/01

From: David Blumberg <>
Subj: [kl] re:Audience participation
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 14:57:02 -0500

David, This reminds me of one of my "life experiences".
I was playing bass in the Janacek Sextet "Mladi" with the U of Toledo Woodwind
Quintet in Columbus at a convention (prob OMEA).
I noticed in the middle of the second movt, that my low Eb was NOT speaking.
But I gamely kept playing. At the end of the mov't I looked down, and in
HORROR found that the pad for the low Eb key was GONE.
I started looking all over the floor, while my compatriots were swabbing, etc.
I could NOT find the pad....PANIC!!!!!!!
Then a voice came form the audience. "The pad is under your right foot!" For
some reason I turned BRIGHT RED!
After the use of a lighter, two minutes later I was one my way again.
And people wonder why my hair has turned gray!


A little audience participation.... I read a story of Harold Wright playing
a quintet in a chamber music concert when an audience member asked the
Violist Mark Ludwig (I know the Ludwigs) to "please move a little to the
left, I can't see the Clarinetist."

David Blumberg - My Tempo Accompaniments for Woodwind Players (100+ pieces,

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