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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000555.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Opera productions that should be damned
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 23:23:27 -0400

At 07:46 AM 10/20/2004 -0700, Ormondtoby Montoya wrote:
>... "Sing Sing Sing"
>is certainly an example of re-casting an ancient tune into modern style,
>and it still appeals....

Ancient tune? To the best of my knowledge, it was a Jimmy Mundy
original. On the other hand, many of my favorite swing arrangements are
re-castings of classical themes. However, I like them for the fresh
approach they bring TO the originals. If I was not already familiar with
the originals, I would not appreciate them as much. Back when these swing
pieces were performed, most people WERE familiar with the original themes
from the radio, town band concerts, etc.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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