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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000322.txt from 2000/09

Subj: Re: [kl] Bass clarinet repair emergency
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 20:50:38 -0400

At 11:53 AM 09/09/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Regarding Brannen, I imagine that many would wish to be so busy as to be
>able to turn down work. A few years back a very good friend who lives in New
>Jersey just across from New York City told me that he had called Brannen
>about having some work done and his request was refused by Brannen. When he
>inquired why, Brannen told him that he had recently had problems with some
>New York players and was no longer accepting work from this region.

Ed's story is, sadly, representative of the strange bitterness and anger I
have experienced with Bill - and I used to send him 3 or 4 students every

I am just so sad to hear of this trend/problem.

Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Symphonic Winds
Advisor, IWU Recording Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

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