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  • Young Freddie played the tonette and mellophone, then the trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, French horn, sousaphone and tuba - notably studying with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's first trumpeter Max Woodbury at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music.

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  • That night, her gaze found him through the folds of sheets, deeply amused by her pet possession, secure in her knowledge of him, constantly refreshed. "Somebody loves me," she sang, a sturdy tonette of an alto, half muffled by the pillow. "I wonder who?"
    --Richard Powers, 2007, The Echo Maker, p. 188

    November 7, 2008