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Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 19:38:14 +0000
From: Lawrence de Martin
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra Digest]

Terje Lerstad wrote:

> I will play a concert in november in Oslo with two clarinets ..., both instruments descending to 128 foot G!

I am assuming you mean "G in the octave above 128' C".  My calculations indicate a straight bore clarinet would have to be 7 meters long to sound this fundamental of 12.25Hz.  Are these made from wood?  What is the bore size?  Have you recorded them?

Larry de Martin


Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 03:26:03 +0200
From: "Klaus Bjerre"
Subject: Re: [CB] Repertoire!

>From: Terje Lerstad

>> Not sure that a translation of the line-up for this piece should occur in
>> any  decent concert program. It would be counted non-PC on at least 2
>> points.
>> Klaus (providing no translation, as I want to stay on the list!)
> Hello,
> I'm glad you did not translate this particular title.  It was originally a joke made
> for a student party (and performed there, (unfortunately) with contrabass clarinet
> instead of octocontrabass and bass recorder instead of subbass recorder).  I think this
> must have happened in 1979 (the year 1982 is the year I revised most of my
> works). I will also remove the title from the web.

Briefly to Terje:

Det er bagsiden af interskandinaviske læsefærdigheder. Mellem os i denne vores diskrete eksistens mellem listefæller uden disse færdigheder:

Det ville have været uretfærdigt at tage røven på dig ved en oversættelse. Og det gør Du så heller ikke mod mig!

Back to the repertoire topic on a much lower level of ambitions:

Having done a lot of arrangements for less usual ensembles during my time as
a music school teacher I am still committing crimes during my retirement.

A list fellow on both the TubaEuph list and on this list, Chuck Guzis, has
kindly offered to host 3 of my scores, 2 of them made recently:

A rendition of the cello solo in the 2nd movement of a horn concerto by
Antonio Vivaldi. Playable by 2 to 5 instruments (3 tenor/baritone
instruments, a contrabass instrument, and a guitar).

A joking presentation of a an old Viennese folk tune "O, du lieber
Augustin". Here scored for flute, alto sax, optional trumpet, baritone,
tuba, and piano. Should be playable on a student level.

A sample of late 19th century dance music for band: The Helicon Schottische
by J. H. Woods. As the piece appeared to be possible for a brass quintet
with tuba solo, I made such a score.


Chuck has given short introductions to each piece. Scores and parts are
downloadable in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Each piece has a preface by me.

Transpositions and clefs might not be ideal for the exact purposes of all
instruments relevant to this list. On demand I might provide parts for other
instruments, than the ones initially thought of.

Enjoy! These scores can be used free of charge. But some feedback would be



From: "Bill L"
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 19:00:01 -0700
Subject: [CB] Hiking w/ Tuba

Could someone supply me with the e-mail of the fellow who is hiking the
eastern mountains with his tuba... or the site which is tracking him?


Bill L.


Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 10:11:12 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Repertoire!

>I'm glad you did not translate this particular title.  It was originally a joke made

I'd hate to see anything removed.  Without knowing what the original title *is* (babelfish doesn't do Norwegian), isn't there perhaps an alternate title that preserves the character of the piece without being *overtly* naughty?


PS:  anyone care to tell me offline just what it *does* mean?


Grant Green
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Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 14:41:55 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Sarrusophone sold


I hear from Herr Prof. Dr. Schulze that the sarrusophone (Buffet Eb
contra) is already sold.  So, is the lucky buyer here?

Congrats!  Enjoy!


Grant Green
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Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 14:54:55 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Non-Boehm Contra

Just noticed this on eBay: a Linton contrabass clarinet, in metal but not the familiar Leblanc format.  It is difficult to see from the pictures, but the RH4 keys look like the Oehler-system - definitely not the 4-5 keys we're used to here.  Actually, the horn reminds me of a nickel-plated tubax...  See  Unfortunately, the starting bid is US$1K...



Grant Green
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