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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000117.txt from 2002/02

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Olympics' Opening Ceremonies
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 01:26:32 -0500

At 09:08 PM 2/9/2002 -0800, Gary Truesdail wrote:
>It must have been a nightmare for the players. I listened with intense
>fear that at any moment Yo Yo Ma's fingerboard would go CRACK and fly
>off the instrument due to the frozen glue that held it together. I could
>not see any electronic earpieces in use so the soloists must have been
>performing on blind faith that they were playing WITH the orchestra.
>Did anyone notice the white mouthpieces on the brass instruments?
>Plastic, maybe? Maybe with internal heaters and wired to pocket
>batteries? :)

There ARE special brass mouthpieces made with nylon cups, ideal for
marching band and other outdoor performances. It would certainly not be
nice for a trumpet player to get his lips stuck to the mouthpiece like the
tongue of the kid to the pole in "A Christmas Story."

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
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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