The Instrument Of The Devil

Date/Time

Date(s) - 02/12/2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Devil

Saturday 2nd December

7.30pm –10pm

The Instrument of the Devil – Clarinet Concert

Chris Swann, Heather Gould & Jonathan Fisher take a light hearted look at the clarinet & its history.

 

Licensed bar and Doors open at 7.00 pm

Get your tickets now for just £12 at Spring Bank Arts, High Street Books and Records and online at  www.wegottickets.com

 

“CLAR’NETS, HOWEVER BE BAD AT ALL TIMES …

DEPEND UPON’T, IF SO BE YOU HAVE THEM TOOTING

CLAR’NETS YOU’LL SPOIL THE WHOLE SET-OUT”.

So said Michael Mail and Mr Penny in Thomas Hardy’s

Under the Greenwood Tree.

AND

Ambrose Bierce in his “Devil’s Dictionary” also had a similar opinion:

“CLARINET: AN INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE

OPERATED BY A PERSON WITH COTTON IN HIS EARS.

THERE ARE TWO INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE WORSE

THAN A CLARINET—TWO CLARINETS”.

Chris Swann, Heather Gould and pianist set out to disprove

(hopefully) these rustic premises with a musical exploration of the

clarinet family and some of it’s repertoire.

The performance takes in a saxophone or two and also explains the

tricky subjects of transposition, reeds and other matters related to

mastering The Instrument of the Devil.

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