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Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 21:51:53 -0700
From: "Timothy J. Tikker"
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

List Server wrote:

> From: phatuba1
> Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 05:05:53 +0000
> The Tubist in the Milwaukee symphony
> suggested I buy a Miraphone S1865VL CC tuba, but
> Miraphone sponsors him.  I don't know whether the tuba is
> what I need or if he is just trying to get a good
> commisson.  What should I buy?

Speaking of the Milwaukee Symphony...

I have been commissioned to write a piece for them and their Chorus, to be premiered this coming 17 November at 7:30pm at
the Basilica of St Josaphat in Milwaukee, in celebration of the church's centennial.  I'm busy editing parts right now.

For you contrabass fans:  I use bass clarinet, contrabassoon, bass trombone, tuba, and of course the usual contrabasses.

- Tim Tikker


From: Heliconman
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 00:07:49 EDT
Subject: [CB] Conn-Giant Mouthpieces

Anyone know anything about Conn tuba mouthpieces stamped "CONN-GIANT"?
I missed the eBay auction tonight and was just wondering how hard I should be
kicking myself! It went for under $12 !!


Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 18:08:28 +0100
From: David Taylor
Subject: Re: [CB] From the Saturday Times Jumbo cryptic crossword

Opusnandy writes

><<I just thought this ought to receive a little wider attention:-
>27 across) Bass oboe noisily interrupting the Ring?>>
>They're probably referring to an English horn, since the Ring does not have a
>bass oboe part and the Heckelphone hadn't been invented yet.  There is a
>rather "noisy" English horn solo in Siegfried when Siegfried tries (not very
>well) to imitate a bird call he heard on an instrument he makes out of cane.

Actually, it is a Heckelphone - the capitalised R is deliberately off-
putting. It's Heckle-Phone - To heckle (noisily interrupt) a telephone
(ring), meaning a bass oboe. How bad a pun is that?

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