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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000109.txt from 1999/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Opus & Concerto
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 13:52:05 -0500

At 09:40 AM 4/2/99 -0800, you wrote:
>On Fri, 02 Apr 1999 08:02:48 -0500, David Blumberg wrote:
>>Acoustical Twin - Leblanc Concerto , Opus - what about the difference in
>>the density of the wood used for each one? If I remember right, the Opus
>>uses more dense wood.
>But this makes absolutely no difference in the acoustical qualities of the
>instruments. Wood density, like plastic vs. wood, is irrelevant as long
as the
>inside shape is identical.
>- Tim Roberts,
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

*Sigh*......well - some people agree with that, but others do not. Some of
them actually have made and/or designed such instruments - such as Tom
Ridenour, Francois Kloc, etc.......

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Concert Band/Symphonic Winds/Titan Band
Advisor, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
Office: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3411

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