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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000367.txt from 2004/10

From: Tim Roberts <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Ideal clarinet tone
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:49:33 -0400

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 23:19:37 -0400, Donna Higgins <> wrote:

>I've been reading it during orchestra rehearsals. The short chapters
>make it ideal for passing the time during long rests, especially those
>200 or so measures before the first bass clarinet entrance in Dvorak's
>"Noon Witch." So as not to be distracted from the book by actually
>having to pay attention to the music, I have the second clarinet player
>poke my arm when it's time for me to play.

This reminds me of the pop song "Studio Musician" by Rupert Holmes, made
famous by Barry Manilow, which says:

And when the woodwind cushion rises,
I start to dream,
On a low brass bed,

But I awake to horns,
The drummer calls to me,
"We're up to letter D."

- Tim Roberts,
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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