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Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 21:18:34 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Does anybody have a midi, or know where i could find one, of any of Mozart's
diveritimenti for basset horns?


Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 00:13:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: paperclip contra alto

Don;  I own a series 9 selmer contra- alto,and I had only a few moments
on a Le-Blanc BBb,but found theall metal paper clip to be lacking. It
felt awkward and forgien and lacked abit of the dark tonal color


Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 10:13:46 EDT
Subject: Re: paperclip contra alto

The paperclip design is different than the straight design in all aspects.  I
find the tone to be not as dark.  And of course, there is a difference
between a wood selmer 9 and the metal leblanc.  The paperclip design is
different to play at first but it is fun to have the ability to play a few
extra notes on the low end.  I have played both selmer and leblanc and if all
things (PRICE!) were equal, I prefer the selmers.  I have also played the
plastic (resonite) bundys and the leblancs are a joy compared to them.  That
said, the leblanc horns, both straight and paperclip have been excellent for
me and are very fine instruments.  I was able to pick them up at a price I
could justify as a community band musician that has never made a penny
playing a horn (a few beers here and there, but not cash!).



Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 12:19:24 -0700
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Re: Contrabassaholics Anonymous...

At 01:14 PM 4/17/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Did you play the Prokofiev on bass sax or bass sarrusophone?
>Dave Robinson

I played the bass sax part on a bass sarrusophone.  Unfortunately, I don't
(yet) have a bass sax.  However, the bass sarrusophone has an identical
range and very similar fingering.  Also blends fairly well with saxophones.


Grant D. Green  
Filling in on sarrusophone

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