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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000570.txt from 2002/06

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] An introduction...
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 03:10:09 -0400

<><> Michelle in Wisconsin wrote:
Perhaps a clarinet will fall from heaven and knock me unconscious?

One of the things that knocked me unconscious recently was what can be
done on a penny whistle, and how -good- it can sound when played
properly. It's not a reed instrument, but it can be a true concert
instrument if you wish.

I'm not kidding about this. A year ago, I attended a standing ovation
concert, and afterwards I approached the performer because obviously she
had an instrument much better than the $3.95 penny whistle that is sold
to kids.....

.....the lady smiled and said that her whistle definitely was *not* the
$3.95 sort.

It came from a jar of $1.95 whistles! (which she had sorted through
until she found the right one)

I assume that there are penny whistle recordings by world class
performers. Anne Lenoir (on this list) can probably suggest a
performer or title. After you've listened and ard what's possible, you
may decide that a whistle (or recorder) can fill the vacuum until your
budget can accommodate a clarinet.



What is the purpose of a language? =A0 To be beautiful or wise or
pleasurable in itself? Or to describe many different things ---
beautiful or not --- to other people? This is why the question of
whether music is a 'language' is relevant.


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