27. July 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

“At the first rehearsal, it was a riot, because the oboist was just warming up her reed and my ears perked up. I heard this unusual sound and I said, “What are you doing?” and she said, “Warming up my reed.” I said, “That’s the way the piece is gonna start.” It sounded like a bird.”

It’s funny, but I’ve never thought about the word “bird” when I think about crowing the reed! I do realize a crow is a kind of bird. Hmmm. Funny me. I also never “warm up my reed” … but I guess others do. (I do check the reed by crowing it, but I’ve not considered that warming it up.)

I read this article here.
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