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From: "Peter Hurd"
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 20:39:57 -0800
Subject: [CB] Heckelphone list revision

Dear Grant,
        Would you kindly e-mail your mailing address to me.
I want to send you a "hard copy" of the now extensively revised and updated Heckelphone article and Heckelphone
repertoire list (as it will appear in the IDRS Journal later this year). My fax machine tends to balk after a few pages, so I would prefer to send this by regular mail.
Many thanks,   Peter Hurd


Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 10:04:04 -0500
From: Andrew Stiller
Subject: Re: [CB] Octocontrabass clarinet

>First approximation: The bass clarinet is an 8' voice, the soprano a
>4' voice, and the contrabass a 16' voice, and each has a bore length
>approximately half the "sounding length".  The octocontrabass is
>presumably a 32' voice, with a "16'" bore.

This is simply not true. The bcl is an 8' voice only in German notation. In
French notation it is a 16' voice. The soprano is an 8' voice in any
language. Let me repeat, since I apparently didn't get through the first
time: the length of an instrument has nothing to do with this terminology,
which refers *only* to the octave transposition of the notation. The cbcl
is a 32' voice.

Andrew Stiller
Kallisti Music Press

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

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