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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000129.txt from 2005/08

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] While we're talking of Mr. Stoltzman...
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 17:32:49 -0400

Let's get a rope...

Seriously though, that sounds like a pretty apt description of a
contra-bass clarinet.

Besides, it's *Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood*, not Orchestration 101. Give the
guy a break!


At 05:11 PM 8/9/2005, Jacob Boyle wrote:
>I recently came across this quote by Richard
>[excerpted from a quote by Michael Lowenstern,
>concerning an episode of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood]
>"Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman was the guest and the
>two of them were at Joe Negre's music shop. Stoltzman
>was describing the members of the clarinet family when
>Mr. Rogers asked, 'What's that big one?' Stoltzman
>answered, 'Oh that's a bass clarinet. It's found
>mostly in bands. It's pretty obscure and hard to play.
>There isn't really much call for it.'"
>Excuse me!?!?!?!
>Just wanted to make sure you were all aware...
>Off to waste time on his obscure instrument,

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