Switzerland 1993 Music Day

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Switzerland. Geneva. Town Center. A groups of boys belonging to a fanfare gets ready to play in the streets on Music Day. A teen with a saxophone seats on the pavement while another boy practices his clarinet. The saxophone is a woodwind instrument usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. The player covers holes by pressing mechanical keys, triggering a system of pads, pivots, and linkages. The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments. It has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight, cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore, and a flared bell. A fanfare is a short musical flourish that is typically played by various brass instruments. A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching often for entertainment. The Fête de la Musique, also known in English as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June ( but usually during the previous or following weekend). On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment. 22.06.1993 © 1993 Didier Ruef