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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000976.txt from 2004/10

From: "Patricia A. Smith" <arlyss1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 17:26:41 -0500

Dan Leeson wrote:

>The band doesn't have to have saxophones. There aren't any in the
>Mendelssohn Overture for Band (though there is a basset horn
>part). So the fact that there are no saxes in the Wellington's
>Victory fugue is nothing special.
>
>

Ooh, I wish someone had told whoever did the original instrumentation
design for Navy bands THIS! Talk about a huge improvement over what I
recall coping with for nearly fourteen years worth of ceremonial band work:

Three or four trumpets, Two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, two
or three trombones, one euphonium (if we were lucky) one tuba, a snare
drum, a bass drum, one piccolo, three clarinets....

I'm completely serious.

Patricia Smith

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