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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001129.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 23:50:50 -0400

At 06:43 PM 4/27/99 -0400, Avrahm Galper wrote:
>>Henri Selmer who was of rather nervous and retiring disposition would
>play a wonderful solo while sitting, but for some unaccountable reason,
>when he had to render a solo standing before the band, his nervous
>tension increased considerably.
>He eventually dreaded playing a solo in front of the band, therefore
>when the bandmaster Celinicke insisted that he take the principal chair
>or retire from the band, he accepted the ultimatum, resigned, and
>started the manufacture of reeds with one small machine...<cut>
>>>From these humble beginnings was born the famous Selmer Company
Sometimes, a bit of stage fright can be a GOOD thing!

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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