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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000893.txt from 2004/10

From: "Patricia A. Smith" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mozart, Don Giovanni, and Tony Pay
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:22:09 -0400

Joe Fasel wrote:

> I presume there is both "bassetklarinette" and "bassethorn". I was
> just quoting the dictionaries, which had entries for "basset horn",
> but not "basset clarinet". Also, I'm thinking that the diminutive,
> being applied to the adjective "basso" ("low") has the sense of
> "somewhat low", thus "somewhat low clarinet" more than "little
> bass clarinet", but that's just my guess.
> A basset hound, on the other hand, is a short dog.
A short dog (and, I might add, a short-legged dog!), who, if you
practice ANY clarinet of any sort anywhere near it, whether that
clarinet be a basset clarinet or not, will begin howling its fool head
off! *G*

Patricia Smith

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