jenny.preston at virgin.net
Mon Jun 10 18:12:22 EDT 2002
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dwj at suberic.net [mailto:owner-dwj at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
> Dorian E. Gray
> Sent: 10 June 2002 22:18
> To: dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: RE: Tasty bits
> Elizabeth said...
> > The orchestra rehearsal in Archer's Goon. Practically anything
> in Archer's
> > Goon, actually.
> Oh yes! I forgot that one. I used to be *in* an orchestra like that!
> Except we had less variety of instruments, so it was the lone french horn
> beating the (four) cellos into second place, while the
> (twenty-odd) violins
> were all over the place and the single trumpet never played a note. We
> didn't have any woodwind or percussion. I, for those who may
> care, was one
> of the cellos. I think my brother was the trumpet. And our conductor
> really did bleat. We read that scene in "Archer's Goon" and wondered when
> DWJ had had a chance to hear the North Dublin Youth Orchestra! :-)
No woodwind? Consider yourselves lucky. My school orchestra has about ten
flutes, 5 clarinets, a trumpet and 2 violins. It's conducted by a woman who
is such a typical girls' school old spinster it's unbelievable. It would be
doing way better than usual if it could get to be half as good as the one in
"Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes."
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