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From: "Peter Hurd"
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 20:10:15 -0800
Subject: Re: [CB] Heckelphone for sale

 Dear Grant,
          Sorry, I seem to have skipped a groove. Yes , you can post the
file on your Hekelphone page and put my e-mail link along with it. The list
will need to be updated as other pices emerge from the shadows. Also it
should be noted that I am in the process of establishing a library of
Heckelphone music and parts, hopefully to become a lending library of the
"North America Heckelphone Society" (could this be a sub-division of
conrtrabass -mania ?) Anyone with music or parts (or looking for same)
should contact me. I am planning (still) to publish the list in  IDRS, but
at the moment the suggestion of use of Heckelphone in the "Ring" on the list
is in  question.
 Ideally, the lists should be re-edited,and combined into a single master
list, with a separate listing for film score composers and films.  Perhaps
my dear friend and  Heckelphone editor Titan Rodick wlll help polish this
again (BRAVO, TITAN!)

         With absolutely best wishes to all,

         Peter Hurd

----- Original Message -----
From: "Grant Green"
To: "Peter Hurd"
Cc: <Francis.Firth
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 2:01 PM
Subject: Re: Heckelphone for sale

> Hi Peter,
> Francis Firth has asked if I would send him a copy of the Heckelphone
> repertoire listing you sent (and mentioned in the contrabass list).
> I think he'd probably like to check it for completeness.  Please let
> me know, or forward to Francis directly.
> Also, with your permission (and the appropriate attribution), I'd
> like to post the list on the web, attached to my heckelphone page.
> And if that is OK, would you like your email address linked on the
> page?
> Thanks,
> Grant "Working for a Heckelphone Renaissance Too" Green


Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 12:39:22 -0500
From: "John Webster"
Subject: Re: [CB] Heckelphone for sale

OK I'll bit.  What the Heck is a heckelphone.   Is it a relative of the "snipe"?


Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:27:42 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Heckelphone ?

>OK I'll bit.  What the Heck is a heckelphone.   Is it a relative of
>the "snipe"?

The short answer is that a Heckelphone is an instrument related to
the oboe invented by Heckel (the famous bassoon maker) around the
turn of the century.  The most common (which is not to say that
they're at all common) size is pitched in C and sounds an octave
below the oboe, with range extended down to A (usually, sometimes to
Bb - there are interchangeable bells).  It has a wider bore and more
robust timbre than the similarly-sized bass oboe.  The reed resembles
a small bassoon reed, and the instrument is played by bassoonists
about as often as by oboists.

The long answer is at,
along with pictures and sound clips ;-)


Grant Green
Professional Fool ->

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:39:49 -0500
From: "John Webster"
Subject: Re: [CB] Heckelphone ?

thank you

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