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Re: [OM] Stitching program?

Subject: Re: [OM] Stitching program?
From: Bill Pearce <billpearce@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2018 16:13:42 -0500 (EST)
I like it! When I was in music school, they were called "harpies" but They 
were, regrettable at the time, not so, and Harpoons would have been more 
accurate. 

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From: "Moose" <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> 
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, February 3, 2018 3:48:02 AM 
Subject: Re: [OM] Stitching program? 

On 2/3/2018 1:06 AM, Peter Klein wrote: 
> Thanks, Moose. So, I make a lousy carbon-based tripod elevator, huh? :-) 
> You're probably right about the stitching. 
> I do actually have photos of those bassoons that fit in the full frame, or 
> almost, sans the top bell. What I may do 
> is use those, and include the partial shots as "details of." The problem was 
> that the further I got from the cases, 
> the worse and more numerous the reflections. My one wider lens was a stop 
> slower and not as good. Did the best I could. 
> 
> Thanks for the references. I'm very familiar with the history, and have 
> several books on the subject myself. But 
> there's nothing like nice big pictures, as opposed to teeny dotty halftones 
> or teeny Web images. And the experience of 
> standing next to a piano that Schubert, Schumann or Brahms actually composed 
> on--priceless. 
> 
> I'd love to peruse the Boston MFA collection. I grew up near Boston, but 
> didn't know about the instruments. I'm told 
> there is an excellent instrument collection in a London museum, which I'd 
> love to get to. I saw the collection of the 
> Paris Conservatoire some years ago. 

So here's the plan . . . You start on a book about bassoons and their history 
that will differ from all others in 
having large, glorious pictures of them. Write up the intro and an outline. 
Then contact these institutions that hold 
the goods and arrange photo sessions sans glass cases and with decent lighting. 

Play them off against each other "I'd like need a 1740s Guano, and yours is the 
finest, but (insert other institution 
here) has a Beluga almost as nice that would do if you aren't able to 
accommodate me." 

Or find someone, author and/or publisher, who has published a good history with 
crappy little images about doing a new 
edition with good pix. You get to travel, handle these glorious old 
instruments, and possibly write it all off! 

> The modern player looks a little dangerous. 

Entirely possible. They do call themselves "The Harpoons" The harpist looks 
sweeter, what with the light blue hair, but 
I'm not so sure. ;-) 

> Coincidence: A bassoonist here in Seattle, who plays with the ballet 
> orchestra, forms a duet with a harpist who is the 
> daughter of the horn player in my quintet. I'm going to a concert involving 
> the harpist this weekend. 

Enjoy! We had the pleasure of listening to and watching from close up a triple 
harp player just before Christmas. Cheryl 
Ann Fulton is apparently well known in those circles. Mighty nimble fingers and 
quite nice to listen to. 

Keeping it in tune must be quite a job. She did a little touch-up between 
pieces. 

Strung Up Moose 

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