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Thread #91367   Message #1737226
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
10-May-06 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: need advice flute, recorder, cold weather
Subject: need advice flute, recorder, cold weathe
My nephew is getting married outdoors in two days. I'm supposed to play a wind instrument, either recorder (alto or soprano) or wooden flute. Problem is, the weather will be chilly, only about 54 degrees. (Who dealt this mess?)

Obviously, 98-degree breath running through 54-degree instruments is going to condense like anything. Of course, I will have someone tuck them inside his suit jacket to warm them up before play starts. But they will chill rapidly.

In your experience, would the wooden flutes be a better bet than the recorders? Does anybody have any tips for such a situation?

We will be flying in, so we can't carry a lot of gear. There is no electricity at the wedding site.