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Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 16:09:53 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Cheap sousaphone!

Just noticed a Conn sousaphone about to go *very* cheaply on ebay:
At this point, it has 2 1/2 hours left, the bid is only $218, and the
reserve is already met.  Anyone looking for low brass?


Grant Green
Professional Fool ->

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 20:28:01 -0700
From: "Timothy J. Tikker"
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra Digest]

Michel Jolivet asks about sarrusophone reeds.

Actually, i read some time ago that the soprano takes an oboe d'amore reed.


- Tim Tikker


Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 10:18:15 -0800
From: Andrew Stiller
Subject: Re: [CB] [Contra Digest]

Speaking of sarrusaphones, has anyone ever heard that piece,
Holbrooke's *Apollo and the Seaman*, that Forsythe uses as an example
for both sarrusaphones and saxophones?  Is there a recording?

Andrew Stiller
Kallisti Music Press

Ut Sol inter planetas, Ita MUSICA inter Artes liberales in medio radiat.
--Heinrich Schuetz, 1640

From: "Tom Izzo"
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 11:19:58 -0500
Subject: Re: [CB] Non-Boehm Contra


Looks like an Eb Contra with a Bbb Contra mp. Not a normally shaped Contra
Clarinet at all, in either straight or bent. Looks like it started out life
as a Sarr & the maker changed his mind????

> thats one interesting looking contra! it looks very small for a
> it in Bb? mabye not as spectacular but probably saves you
> time putting it together!
> rich.

Of course if the seller is not a musician, he may not undertamd the term:



From: LeliaLoban
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 13:59:52 EDT
Subject: [CB] Nuclear Whales sheet music

Thanks to a message on the "klarinet" bulletin board, I just visited the
recently revamped Nuclear Whales site,

which now offers sheet music.  Some scores include bass sax and even
contrabass!  If you go to the "Cool Stuff" section, there's also a picture of
Bill Clinton looking at the contrabass sax, that links to another picture of
Clinton *playing* the contrabass.

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