Monday, October 31, 2016


The University of Akron has a fun music department. On the Sunday before All Hallows Eve, they gave a concert in costume. The music varied between the great composers, modern composers, and movie themes. Groups of ten bassoons, ten clarinets, seven flutes, four tubas, a dozen trombones, and a quintet of mixed reeds made music to please. The 'RooReeds' played Alfred Hitchcock's teevee theme, Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette.

 Lighting was low, and the music stands obscured the musicians. [supra] ten clarinetists
Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and a cat on clarinets, and the Tinman on bass clarinet played Three Short Pieces by Gordon Jacob.
Part of the flute choir played different members of the flute family: [supra] two are on bass flute, and one on the contrabass flute. This was the first time i saw these instruments played.

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