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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 18:33:16 -0700 (MST)
From: Shouryunus Sarcasticii
Subject: [CB] Important Announcement, or something

The end looms near...

And with it comes the Pre-Senior Recital of everyone's most loved/loathed
long-haired Asian woodwind freak-of-nature.

On the fourth day of April, in the two-thousandth and first year of Our
Lord, or something like that, will be a performance of a bit of clarinet
stuff.  For about half an hour (the half hour spanning 5pm to 5:30pm, to
be precise), shall there be played works penned by that of Carlos Stamitz,
Paulie Hindemith, and Hank Rabaud.  Said performance shall occur at the
NMSU Music Center Recital Hall (located at the bottom of the Horseshoe,
New Mexico State Insanitorium), and will include the loveliest of piano
graces by Miss Esther Kim.

Said recital is in partial fufillment of a Bachelor's of Music Degree from
the Studio of Laroy "Somebody...ANYBODY, Hit Nohe" Borchert.  The full
blown final recital shall take place during the upcoming summer.

Refreshments will indeed be served after the performance...maybe in the
Green Room.  The Jury is still out on what will be served...perhaps punch
and pah, or even better, if I can convince Steve to bake a massive batch
of his patented QuintupleChocolate Cocoa-Overload brownies, I can roll in
a 55 gallon drum of milk and we'll be set.

So, bring a friend.  At least show up to laugh at him while he's on stage.

J. Shouryu Nohe
Professor of SarCaSM102, New Mexico State Univ.
"Never put passion before principle.  Even when win, you lose."
      -Miyagi-san, KKpt.II


Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:44:16 +0000
From: Robert Howe
Subject: [CB] Adolphe Sax saxophone bells

Hello all.

As part of a research project I seek the bell diameters of Adolphe Sax
saxophones, any address, 1844-1899.  I will be grateful for the following
data on any known Adolphe Sax saxophones: species (S, A, T, B, Bs), serial
number, year of manufacture (if known) and bell diameter.

I will be very grateful to receive these data.  If my ms reaches print, I
will of course thank those who provide data.

I HAVE the following and do not need the data again:  Alto at MFA Boston;
alto in Kampmann collection; tenors in Kampmann and Coulet collections.

Many thanks,

Robert Howe
Wilbraham, MA

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:16:54 +0000
From: Robert Howe
Subject: Re: [CB] Adolphe Sax saxophone bells

Hello all again,

In my earlier letter asking for help with bell diameters on Sax saxophones,
I meant to ask if anyone could provide Email addresses for Leo van Oostrom
(Netherlands), Musée de Musique in Paris, Musée Instrumentale in Bruxelles,
Shrine to Music in Vermillion or Michel Smiga.  The first four have
published interesting photos of Ad Sax saxophones, while M. Smiga has a list
of known Sax serial numbers.

Please excuse my writing twice for one message.

Many thanks,

Robert Howe
Wilbraham,  MA USA


Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 15:52:48 +0100
From: Alberto Pinton
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

At 15:48 -0800 29/03/2001, List Server wrote:

>Interesting fingerings. Eb5?! How is the tone on these rarified
>notes?'s pretty good, in my opinion...btw, with "Eb5 on the horn" I mean the
fifth Eb from the bottom up on the instrument itself...the actual note is a
concert Gb one octave and a tritone above middle C...there's definitely
more register built in the overtones...

>How open is the mouthpiece?

...I don't think it's really open...I guess that's why I can use #4 reeds
on just feels very,very good...

>What is the story on Rovner? I've been thinking about making a
>ligature. It seems simple enough - is there something special about
>that material? idea...I like metal ligatures in general but felt the contra-bass
reed needed a softer surface to vibrate against and be kept in's
all *very* individual...I'd like to try a Winslow on the contra-alto, if
there was one.

Best of luck with your ligature prototype!!




Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 09:46:37 -0500
From: "John Webster"
Subject: Re: [CB] Important Announcement, or something

Sorry I can't make it, but I am sure you will be splendid.  John


From: Heliconman
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 11:44:50 EST
Subject: Re: [CB] Adolphe Sax saxophone bells

The address of the Shrine To Music Museum is:

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