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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 16:40:30 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen @>
Subject: [CB] Great Wall Update

Here's the latest update on the 1K Saxes/Great Wall of China gig:


Ok, the latest on the Great Wall project is that it will take some
more time to get it set up.  We're shooting for the middle of June,
2001, but it is hard to say at this point when we will get the
official ok.  I would like to have it all set right now, of course,
but patience is required.  If everything could be arranged by
September, I think we'll be in good shape to pull off this off the
wall on the wall saxophonic event.

In the meantime, more and more people continue to register their
interest at the website and we have close to 400 saxophonists from
around the world. So far, players from the following countries have
checked in:  USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands,
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Chile,
Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Australia. There are also many family
members, friends,  and other interested humans planning to attend as

Many of you are wondering which saxophone to bring.  When the date
gets set, we'll figure that out and try to get some kind of balance.

Keep your fingers crossed, except when playing an instrument, and tell others.

Regards, Don


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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 16:49:29 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen @>
Subject: [CB] Octavin?

I see that the Octavin auction ended again, without hitting the reserve price (see

Curious instrument: does anyone know what its range is?


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From: "Tom Izzo" <jeanvaljean @>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 20:45:58 -0500
Subject: Re: [CB] Octavin?


> I see that the Octavin auction ended again, without hitting the
> reserve price (see
> Curious instrument: does anyone know what its range is?

About as far as one can throw it. :-) Ooops couldn't resist. I think the
answer you're looking for is 2 1/2 octaves, plus a little more with fake



Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 09:23:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: LynnEttte Mueller <bluwinterfox @>
Subject: [CB] whining bones

Last night at our community concert band practice, the trombone section
was "whining"  The euphoniums outnumbered them for the first time!!  We
had 3 bones and 4 euphoniums (2 of our 5 tubas showed up, one bari sax and
one bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, and me on contra alto clarinet)  For a
community concert band, we do pretty good for lower instruments.  The
director is begging for soprano clarinets!  He asked me if I'd switch
since my husband got me a Buffet R13 for mothers day- I told him no I
played that at church,  the contra-alto was for concert band.

LynnEtte Mueller

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and the soul to fly

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From: LeliaLoban @
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 13:40:02 EDT
Subject: [CB] Ophicleide

Here's a link to the newsgroup, where Norris Siert posted
a derogatory but funny poem, probably by Jack Bullock, about the ophicleide:


The posting on the sax NG may be a copyright violation.  I don't know whether
or not the work is in the public domain.


From: LeliaLoban @
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 16:23:05 EDT
Subject: [CB] Ophicleide

The person who sent the poem to the newsgroup attributed
it to the wrong author.  A contrabass list member identified the real author
as Brian Holmes, whose pseudonym is Prof. Cabbage.  The list member sent me
to the complete text of the poem, on Cabbage's web site:

I corrected the misinformation on the sax newsgroup.  The person who posted
the poem there probably violated Brian HOlmes's copyright, so I think it
would be better to read the poem on the Prof. Cabbage site -- which looks
well worth perusing at greater length anyway!

Sorry about that, and thanks to the person who sent me the correction.

Lelia Loban
Hookt On Fonicks Werked Four Me!
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