David B. Klein inquired:
> A 10:38 AM 11/30/98 -0800, Stuart Frankel a écrit :
> >The otherwise esteemed William Jurgenson wrote:
> >>Why did Mozart use trombones and
> >> clarinets in Requiem?
> > Mozart didn't use clarinets in the Requiem.
> > not that nickpickingly, for a change,
> Meaning that those single reeds I hear are basset horns? Aren't they a
> species of clarinet?
Only if "clarinet" is a generic term. The point is that Mozart *didn't*
use clarinets, as he normally did, but basset horns instead. The basset
horn is longer and has a more "mournful" sound, relating to a normal
clarinet as the basset hound does to a normal dog.
sadly (basset hornly),