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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000010.txt from 2000/04

From: Tom Wood <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mouthpiece facings
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 08:17:11 -0500

mickey aka wrote:
> Close facings, not an altogether foreign Idea. I can't
> play on one but if you look at the Selmer Paris “HS”
> clarinet m/p, it is a close facing .. and was the
> mouthpiece of choice for Alexander Selmer, who played
> with the New York Philharmonic under the great
> conductor Gustav Mahler. “HS” standing for Henri
> Selmer, his brother. People wanted a little more open
> mouthpiece, so Henri opened it up and added the star
> “HS*” …. For those jazz buffs in the US at the time,
> he opened it even further and added two more stars
> “HS**”.

I just want to say this list has some VERY interesting posts the last
days. I include the one that started anew with the posting by Mr.
Cohler on
the 31st of March. Most of this is fascinating for an amateur!


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