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 RE: The Clarinets role in the symphony orchestra
Author: Rick2 
Date:   1999-08-10 04:00

I have to add this only as a humble opinion, however, I will first add that the symphony orchestra is centered around the strings. They are the skeleton of the orchestra. The other instruments are the flesh. If I listen to music written only for strings, it is like eating unflavored oatmeal. I get very tired of it within a few spoonfuls.

The oboe, IMHO, is the light and fanciful woodwind. The (french) horn is the serious member of the group. The bassoon is the same as oboe only inthe lower ranges. The flute is (to me) the throwback instrument but it also compliments well the oboe in playing the light fanciful role with a bit more projection. And the clarinet family? The richness of the tone makes it the backbone of the woodwind section. It also makes it a good selection for the parts with complicated emotion or message. It's kind of the strange cousin that everybody thinks is a little spooky, especially inthe low registers. Even in the high registers, if it'e played right, you get that richness, that nasal tone that speaks the way no other instrument can match.

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Keil 1999-08-10 19:30 
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Mark Charette 1999-08-10 20:49 
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