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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 16:11:06 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Another Susan Nigro CD

Just happened to be browsing through CDNow, and discovered that Susan
Nigro has another CD soon to be released.  The title is "Bass
Nightingale", released under GM Recordings rather than Crystal
Records.  The tracks (from the GM Recordings website, at are:

  1. Ervin Schulhoff: Bass Nightingale
  2. Burrill Phillips: Concert Piece
  3. Gunther Schuller: Concerto for Contrabassoon
    I. Andante tranquillo
  4. II. Scherzo
  5. III. Lento tranquillo
    IV. Allegro vivace
  6. Carl Phillip Stamitz: Concerto in F Major
    I. Allegro maestoso
  7. II. Adagio molto
  8. III. Poco presto
The CD is produced by Gunther Schuller



Grant Green
Professional Fool ->

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 21:13:44 +0000
From: Robert Howe
Subject: Re: [CB] Eb contrabass Sarrusophone reeds

hello all,

Van Doren makes an Eb contrabass Sarrusophone reed.  It is a special order
but your local dealer can get you one for about $65.  They are HUGE, MUCH
bigger than for a bassoon or a contrabassoon.  They play fine.

Baines (WW Instruments and their History) gives the dimensions for a set of
reeds for the family of Sarrusophones.

Robert howe

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 21:21:45 -0500
From: jim lande & joyce mason
Subject: [CB] whatziz
seller don't know what it is, but has a reserve over a thousand.
clue me in, please



From: "The Saxfiend"
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 23:33:39 -0500
Subject: Re: [CB] Contrabass Clarinet on EBay

That Ripomonti Contrabass is truly a beautiful instrument...
( can't
believe no one has bid on it yet!  I mean, a rosewood contrabass clarinet
with Gold keys (and yes.. there appears to be a low Eb; look at the picture
of the bottom stack... he states that it goes to low e; but has an Eb key;-)
I'm going to assume from the pic that it goes to low Eb) for $5,500!?  That
is an incredible deal... My one question though, the neck seems so high and
the keys so low... what's the playing posistion on the beast?
Tristan Carpenter- Clarinetist and Saxophonist
"What do you mean IF these walls could talk?"

From: Fmmck
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 00:17:55 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] Mouthpieces for EEb contra clarinet?

In a message dated 2/27/01 9:43:12 AM, Spiegelthal.Dave writes:

<< My question is:  Do you folks know what mouthpieces fit a Bundy EEb contra? >>


I didn't like the mouthpiece that came with my Selmer Bundy Eb Contra, so I
ordered a Selmer C* mouthpiece.  It has a smaller diameter interface than the
Selmer Bb Contra mouthpiece.  I expect the custom mouthpiece  manufacturers
can also provide one that will fit.

I also use a Selmer C* for my Leblanc Bb Contra.  I understand this
mouthpiece will fit either the Leblanc Bb Contra, the Leblanc Eb Contra or
the Selmer Bb Contra.

Fred McKenzie

From: "Peter Boris Koval"
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:27:56 -0300
Subject: Re: [CB] whatziz

----- Original Message -----
From: "jim lande & joyce mason"
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 11:21 PM
Subject: [CB] whatziz

> seller don't know what it is, but has a reserve over a thousand.
> clue me in, please
> jim

The instrument is a bass ophicleide, made by Couesnon in view of the late
date (this must be one of the last ophicleides ever made) but using the old
mark of Gautrot (which Couesnon inherited in the mid 1870s).
Peter Koval


From: "Spencer Parks"
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 10:45:05 -0600
Subject: Re: Instruments eat strange things (was: [CB] [CB Digest])

I acquired a Vito Bass Sax is workable condition, accept for the fact that
the neck was missing.  After a little studying of the instrument, we found
that the neck was jammed inside the body of the horn.

>ZIPPYTPH wrote,
><< Remember to never overlook the obvious.  I played next to a soprano sax
>  player during a concert.  The fellow was very concerned over his intonation.
>  After the concert as he was putting away his horn out pops from the end of
>  the sop sax his cork grease.
>  SH >>
>LOL!  Yeah, in my flea market and yard sale pickings, I've found the insect
>cemetery, the rat manure, the shelf fungus and the whole icky menagerie that
>migrates into neglected instrument cases.  I bought a nice old Conn sax in
>poor condition a few years ago that gave out strangulated gasps instead of a
>tone.  I didn't think much about the strange noises because the neck cork had
>crumbled and most of those pads were dead; they were ex-pads; they were
>extinct; they had closed their last holes; they had expired; they had
>shuffled off this mortal coil, etc..  When I took the sax to the repairman,
>he said, "Hmmm..." and peered down the bore with a flashlight.  Then he
>reached down the neck end with a grabby-claw.  Presently, <clunk!> down into
>the bell dropped a fine old hard rubber clarinet mouthpiece!   It turns out
>to be my best mouthpiece.  Some vending machine!

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