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list                           Mon, 10 Aug 1998           Volume 1 : Number 57

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Date: Sun,  9 Aug 1998 21:39:25, -0500
Subject: Contrabassoon & chamber orchestra (from Monica Fucci in Argentina)

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Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 22:54:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: list V1 #56

On 08/09/98 15:55:45 you wrote:
>From: Dave Robinson <>
>Subject: Bass sax newbie
>Hello everyone!  Time to introduce myself.  I subscribed to the list
>months ago, on a tip from Jack Silver (thanks Jack!), but wanted to hold
>off the introduction until I had time to go through all the digests so I
>know what=92s been said and what questions I need to ask.
>There's been some discussion on this list of Scott Robinson's CD
>featuring bass sax, contrabass sax and contrabass sarrusophone

Dave, are you Scott's brother?

 I don't know if you are interested in any radio drama soundtracks with bass sax as part of your discography, but there have been two that I know of done by the CBC.  The first one was, logically enough, a radio treatment of Josef Skvorecky's novella, "The Bass Saxophone".  The second one (which I played on) was a drama culled from the Mordechai Richler novel "Solomon Gursky Was Here".  Both of these were scored by Toronto composer, John Roby.

BTW, if you click on the link in my signature file, you can see a picture of me playing bass saxophone on my website.  Click on the clarinet picture, and that takes you to the horns page.

Merlin Williams
(A member of the Sax Ring!)


Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 14:54:32 -0500
From: Jean Adler <>
Subject: mozart trios

Does anyone know how/where I can get my hands on music for the Mozart
basset horn trios?  I have found them transcribed for string trio, as if
they don't have enough music of their own, they have to go hogging the
little bit of music written for "us".


Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 17:39:56 -0700
From: "Charles R. Zappa" <>
To: <>
Subject: leblanc EEb contralto clarinet

Hello friends--

I am new to this list--I appologize if this has been discussed time and
time again.

I recently purchased a Leblanc EEb contralto clarinet.  It's a "curved" one
(curved in a tight oval) and has the number 404 stamped on it.

could anyone give me any information about how old this horn might be?

also, what is the typical EEb contralto clarinet gig?  For what type of
ensemble is leblanc (presumably) still making these instruments?  what is
the literature for this instrument, or does it normally double another
instruments part?

finally, does anyone know where mouthpieces can be procured for such a
horn--the one I have is very closed.  It's a hard transition from my tenor

any information much obliged.


Jason Zappa


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