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From: PaulC135
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 22:54:25 EDT
Subject: [CB] Contrasaxes

Contra enthusiasts:
    The Tubax is getting a classical New York City debut.  On Monday, April
16, 8pm the Manhattan School of Music is presenting an evening of saxophone
music in a memorial tribute to Sigurd Rascher.  The Tubax, a new and
ingenious contrabass saxophone is being featured in three works:  Two works
for saxophone ensemble (using the full saxophone family from sopranino to
contrabass) and a new work for contrabass saxophone and piano by Walter
Hartley.  Other pieces on the program include the Webern Quartet op 22, Lukas
Rondo for Saxophone Quartet, and various chamber and solo works with soprano
saxophone!  The bass saxophone used in the ensemble is one of the rare high F
late Conn instruments. Manhattan School of Music is at the corner of 122st
and Broadway.  Admission is free.  Photographs are encouraged.

Paul Cohen


Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 12:09:30 -0400
From: Topper
Subject: [CB] Classical Sax/Cl Embouchure

The technique of curving the back of the tongue to close up against
the upper molars and form a cone to direct and control airflow volume
and velocity better comes in two forms as I am familiar with; both
French, and German "Coning" or is it "Cohening" technique(s).

I have found this works well with my principal instrument, clarinet
whereby I incorporated it after studying saxophone.

The reason for the question was that I was curious if it was in some
way related to a person named Cohen rather than actually being named
for a cone shape within the workings of an embouchure.


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