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Thread #8707   Message #3061770
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
26-Dec-10 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: recorder music
Subject: RE: recorder music

Here's a story on a different topic. A friend asked me to play 'Silent Night' along with her at a big church on Christmas Eve. At her request, I had written a descant for soprano recorder. We practiced at my home, and I was disappointed. I felt that it sounded pretty ugly.

But when we played in the church, the recorder seemed like a different instrument. I believe that in the confines of our 'elbow room' (many windows, tile floor) the notes were echoing back and mixing up the frequencies, but in the church, they sailed into the huge space, pure and free.

Either that, or the soprano realized it was in church now and decided it better behave.