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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:57:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: (Timothy J. Tikker)
Subject: Re: tarogatos

As I recall from the research done by Robert Moore, oboe & saxophone
professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene, tarogatos mostly came in a
soprano in Bb, plus the occasional C, then a rare Eb alto.  I don't think
they came much lower than that.

I once had the opportunity to borrow his Bb soprano and compare it
side-by-side to a soprano saxophone.  To my surprise, I was much more
impressed by their similarity than their differences!  Even though the
tarogato uses a clarinet-size and shape mouthpiece and reed, the sound is
virtually the same as the sax.  Mostly, the instruments feel different, the
taragato having simple system keywork (i.e. if it were a clarient it'd be
Albert system... a taragato looks like a pregnant Albert system clarinet).

- Timothy Tikker


Subject: Re: gagging
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 99 05:52:48 -0700
From: Richard Fenno <>

>and gag me with
>a Vandoren bass sax reed instead.

This sounds like a good plot for a story, Lelia!


Richard Fenno * Austin, Texas
Saxophones, Woodwinds, Arranging, Music Prep
Author of Claris Home Page 3 for Windows & Macintosh, a Visual QuickStart Guide

Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 11:41:18 -0700
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: Re: Mozart Divertimenti

>I want to know where i can hear a recording of those trios!  they sound great!

Here's another good recording:  Trio di Clarone "Mozart Dibertimenti for 3
Bassethorns" (1986, EMI Classics 7243 5 56361 2 6), which includes
divertimenti 1-5.  Trio di Clarone is Sabine Meyer, Wolfgang Meyer, and
Reiner Wehle.



Grant Green  

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