"N-MIDI-DEMBER 4, 1949
TIIE MICHIGAN DAILY
PACE TIIIIT a1EQ
RING NOT AUTHOR:
Old Carols Date Back To
17th or 18th Centuries
Contrary to popular belief, Bing
Crosby did not compose either "Si-
lent Night" or "Adeste Fideles,"
two Christmas carols whose con-
stant repition will soon cause the
temporary derangement of thous-
ands throughout the country.
Hats are going to people's heads
again this year.
A relic of 1920 civilization, this
indispensable item has proved its
worth through a galaxy of func-
,Most practical, is keeping the
'ears in and the cold blasts of win-
ter out. Women scorn this tradi-
tion; they use bits of gnarled felt
to set off what they consider a
At college campuses, creations
are being sported as a sign of the
new "collegiate look." Made up in
school-color patchwork designs,
they boast a purposeless but eye-
THE WRITING of the hymn
"Adeste Fideles" is attributed to
St. Bonaventure, but it is not
found in his works. Others be-
lieve it to have originated in the
17th or 18th centuries, in Ger-
many or France.
Canon Frederick Oakeley, of
the Westminster proaethedral in
London, made the popular Eng-
lish translation of this hymn,
"Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful," in
"Silent Night" was hurriedly
written by two men for a local
Christmas celebration in 1818.
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FATHER JOSEPH Mohr, an
Austrian priest in a little church
in the village of Laufen, near
Salzburg, wrote the words of
"Stille Nacht Heilige Nacht," and
Franz Gruber, a schoolmaster in
near-by Arnsdorf, composed the
music for the lyrics.
They both lived long enough to
realize the lasting popularity
achieved by their little Christmas
hymn among the German people,
but no one could have predicted
the amazing return of its haunt-
ing strains year after year from
the nation's radio stations, juke
boxes and private phonographs.
GETS A HAND
GETS A HAND
GETS A HAND
CLARINET QUARTET-Pausing from their practising are (from left to right) Prof. William Stub-
bins, soprano clarinetist; Norman Rost, alto clarinetist; George Roach, bass clarinetist and Dwight
Dailey, soprano clarinetist. All four are members of the University's unique Clarinet Quartet--the
only group of its kind in the country. The Quartet can be heard every Monday night, over WUOM.
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UNIQUE MUSIC GROUP:
Clarinet Comes Into Own in 'U' uartet
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All four winds-blowing at the
A situation like this may make a
meterorologist run for cover or a
politician shudder, but it makes a
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"WHEN FOUR clarinetists get
together to form a clarinet quar-
tet, they'd better blow together-
or blow," is the way Prof. William
Stubbins, of the music school, puts
Prof. Stubbins last summer
organized the University's
unique faculty Clarinet Quartet,
consisting of Prof. Stubbins and
Dwight Dailey on soprano clar-
inets, Norman Rost on alto clar-
inet and George Roach on bass
"This kind of group is the only
possible woodwind equivalent foi
the familiar string quartet," Prof.
Stubbins explained, "with enouglh
tonal variety, flexibility and range
of instrumentation to be able tc
play any style of music. And since
the disbandment of the Warmelir
Quartet in Chicago several years
ago, it is the only group of its kinc
in the country."
PROF. STUBBINS was assistant
coach for the Warmelin Quartet
in Chicago. Also "working out of'
that city, Rost, playing alto clari-
net with name dance bands around
the country, developed a reputa-
tion as "probably the most out-
standing alto clarinetist that has
ever been developed," according to
played solo clarinet in the band,
first clarinet in the orchestra-
and gave his graduating recital
on the clarinet, flute and oboe.
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ROACH, who does the arranging
for the group, plays a bass clarinet
designed by Prof. Stubbins to play
the woodwind counter-part of the
violincello in string quartets in
Roach's arrangements for the
group. Made by the Parisian wind-
makers, LeBlanc, it was lent to the
Clarinet Quartet along with a sift
of contra-bass clarinet for use in
the University band.
Roach, who can play all wind
instruments in addition to the
clarinet, also plays trumpet with
Frank Tinker. He was also assis-
tant conductor -of the University
bands, and now commutes to
Ypsi Normal to conduct the band
Strangely enough, he began his
musical career as a child by giving
violin recitals. Although the Quar-
tet can, and often does, play di-
rectly from music scored for string
quartets, Roach feels at home in
PROF. STUBBINS, who has
played with both popular name
bands-Ray Noble, for one-and
classical groups - the Chicago
Symphony, for another, said the
members of the group hope its
formation will inspire some new
quartets for clarinets.
"More music is being written
now for winds than for strings,"
he explained, "both for dance
and for symphonic groups. But
very littlehas been written, or
seems to be being written cur-
rently for the clarinet quartet."
"Formerly, the classical com-
posers were confined more or less
to strings because the winds were
not really developed," Prof. Stub-
bins said. He noted that the clari-
net was only invented in 1690.
"Of course, it still has not yet
been perfected, but we can get as
much flexibility on it now as the
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