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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000937.txt from 2004/10

From: "Dee D. Flint" <deeflint01@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 20:57:17 -0400


----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Michlin" <amichlin@-----.com>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 8:28 PM
Subject: RE: [kl] Appealing to the superficial

[snip]

> >Do American Schools not have orchestras? Is there no equivalent to our
> >County Music Service Orchestras - taking the best students from the
> >County (ours are larger than yours) and forming an orchestra. The one
> >from my county, Bedfordshire, played annually at the Albert Hall.
>
> American Schools do, in fact, have orchestras. I can't imagine you are
> suggesting only the students who are able to make it into the school
> orchestra or local youth orchestra (standard instrumentation: 10 flutes, 8
> clarinets, 1 oboe, 1 bass clarinet playing bassoon parts, 456 violins, 3
> violas, 5 cellos and 1 double bass.. right?) should have the privilege of
> playing Mozart.
>

Actually only the large schools in large communities have orchestras here in
the States. The medium and smaller schools have concert bands only. If a
school has only one ensemble (which is the majority of American schools), it
will be a band not an orchestra.

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