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list                           Fri, 1 Jan 1999            Volume 1 : Number 71

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Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 14:05:33 -0500
From: (Daryl Fletcher)
Subject: Soprano Tuba

At Atlanta TubaChristmas on December 18th (at the CNN Center), we had a
rare treat.  Frederick Mills (formerly with the Canadian Brass) was
there, and he was playing a soprano tuba.  Harvey Phillips got him to
play a little bit for us by himself during rehearsal and performance, and
it's really a nice sounding little instrument.  I had heard of people
hacking flugle horns, making them upright instruments, and calling them
soprano tubas, but this one looked like it was originally made that way.
It had top-action valves, and looked like a miniature British baritone.
I don't know much else about it, who made it, etc., but I did find it
really interesting.

Daryl Fletcher

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Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 16:05:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: RE: Albert Alto Clarinet?

On 12/31/98 17:11:09 you wrote:

>The new Vitos are great; since they're really just Yamahas with a different
>name on them...  The old Vitos were crap, and that's what many schools have.
>A new Vito is a god bet; especially when they're available for $600 (I
>think!)!!!  I would avoid curved-neck altos though; in my opinion, they have
>a much more oboe-ish  sound; which I don't find appropriate; though you

Sorry, but it's actually the other way around.  The Yamaha alto clarinets are stencil instruments made by Vito.

Merlin Williams
A member of the Saxring and the Duke Ellington Ring.


Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 17:25:47 +0100
From: Drake Mabry <>
Subject: bass sax video

I would like to order the bass sax video. Who do I contact for this?

    Drake Mabry


Date: Fri, 1 Jan 1999 19:23:03 EST
Subject: Re: Albert Alto Clarinet?

How can Yamaha be stencil of Vito, if they're two completely different
companies? I lean to understand both companies just know what student horns
should have...

 -Bb Soprano Sax
 -Eb Alto Sax
 -Bb Bass Clarinet
 -EEb Contralto Clarinet

>Sorry, but it's actually the other way around.  The Yamaha alto clarinets are
stencil >instruments made by Vito.


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