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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001551.txt from 1999/01

From: "Ed Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Questions
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 07:25:05 -0500

Cindy,

I've always kindof liked the "crassness" of "horn". "Instrument" is OK but
"horn" is just self-deprecating enough to emphasize just how classy us
clarinetists actually
are. Besides, Cindy, our bell puts us in the horn category wether we like
it or not.

Ed Maurey

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> From: CEField@-----.com
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Questions
> Date: Saturday, January 30, 1999 7:35 AM
>
>
> In a message dated 1/29/99 7:49:52 PM, Ravel wrote:
>
> <<And why is a clarinet called a horn?>>
>
> This is one thing that always bothers my sensibilities. To me, the word
"horn"
> when used to describe a clarinet seems disparaging and crass. I do not
feel
> this way about French horns or horns in general. I just think there are
better
> synonyms to choose when describing a clarinet.
>
> Cindy
>
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