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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000281.txt from 2005/08

From: "Lacy, Edwin" <el2@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] very OT: musical trivia
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 15:10:43 -0400

<<<Some of us who are under 50 love Glenn Miller (and big band/swing
music in general) and feel like we were born about 50 years too late for
our popular music tastes.>>>

I'm very glad that there are some, such as yourself, who aren't ruled by
the herd mentality. However, perhaps ironically, I'm 68, played back
when I was in high school in a Glenn Miller influenced band, but would
rather never play "In the Mood" again. I know musicians who have played
that nearly every night for the past 65 years, and I don't know how they
can stand it. I played it enough that I can still play all five
saxophone parts from memory.

Now, here's a musical trivia question for you which DOES relate to the
clarinet. When Glenn Miller developed his idea of the clarinet lead
over the woodwind section, who was the player who played the clarinet
parts?

Ed Lacy

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