ADVENTURES OF THE FLATTSIE SISTERS
EPISODE # 2 – THE ST. LUKE ORCHESTRA
Papa woke us up very early and took us to church. He plays in the orchestra and he said if we were very quiet, he’d let us stand on his music stand during church. We (Flat Frannie and Collapsible Clara) are inseparable. In fact, we are cut from the same cloth (or paper).
It was very exciting and there were all kinds of instruments. We saw a piccodillo, some flutophones, some clarinetophones (like Raisinettes, but they sound better), a Hoboe and a Bass Hassoon, crumpets, dumbbones, Boratones, some French Fried Horns and a big giant Scooba!
Papa plays in the concussion section where they have some huge Kopper Kettles, an Ex-Wilophone, Cybowls and a set of Chrimes. One lady played the “pringle.” It has three sides and made a pretty pinging sound you could hear over the whole orchestra.
But our favorite was the sneer drum because that’s what Papa plays. He can play very, very soft, or VERY, VERY LOUD. He played so many notes we couldn’t count them. We asked him what the notes were called. He said it was kind of technical but there were some Flams, Ruffs, Easies, Dongadiddles and a special “rudiment” he calls a “Papa-ma-cue.”
When we grow up, we hope we can play in a band or orchestra. Love,
the “Flattsie Sisters”
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