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From: JolivetDVM
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 21:47:09 EDT
Subject: Re: [CB] Apollo and the Seaman

    The piece calls for both Eb alto (called a mezzo soprano in the score),
and EEb contrabass.  There is a chapter in Beecham's autobiography about the
difficulties of finding a sarrusophonist even back in 1908 or so when the
piece was premiered.  According to Beecham only one old man was found to play
the part(s), but clearly, 2 performers are needed.  To my knowledge it has
never been recorded, buy I've heard rumors of someone trying to record all of
Holbrooke's music.
    Of interest to bassoonists is the fact that Joseph Holbrooke's son was
the famous English bassoonist Gwydeon Brooke.  Michel Jolivet

Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 14:06:12 -0700
From: "Timothy J. Tikker"
Subject: Re: [CB] Tubax

Sounds like the tubax leans a bit towards sarrusophone tone, then...

Dare I ask... howm uch do they cost?

- Tim Tikker


From: ArcLucifer
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 14:34:40 EDT
Subject: [CB] Sarrusophone Sold

Don't you just hate it when you get the same message four times on different
lists...or does this tell you something about yourself???

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