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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000630.txt from 2001/04

From: (William Wright)
Subj: [kl] Band vs. orchestra
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 08:11:29 -0400

We all have dictionaries. I won't waste bandwidth quoting them
here. But the implication that a band is less
distinguished/powerful/expressive than an orchestra is buried in our

One interesting point: New Harvard Dictionary of Music says that
the word "band" was originally anything larger than a chamber ensemble,
and the word "band" originally included orchestras --- rather than being
distinct from orchestras.


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