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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:26:24 -0800
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Helicon wanted

Anybody have a spare helicon?

>Well I thought I had found one (picture attached) but whilst it is pretty
>the valves leaked like a sieve.
>I am looking for a good one of the type illustrated, in playing condition.
>Max budget $1500 inc shipping to UK. If in Europe I will go and collect.
>Can you help me find one through your organisation?
>Best Regards
>Graham Cooper


From: MVinquist
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 06:22:19 EST
Subject: [CB] Recordings

Grant -

I can't help you with Fanfare la Sirene, but the band is the Garde
Republicaine Band (Band of the Republican Guard)  It's the French national
band and is definitely still in existence.  It's a great virtuoso ensemble,
the equivalent of the Marine Band except larger.  I have an LP of them, and
I'm pretty sure they have some CDs out.  There's a wonderful description of
them in Robert Willaman's book, The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing.

Best regards.

Ken Shaw

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:46:49 -0600
Subject: [CB] I guess nobody makes a "5/4" F horn for playing 4th parts?  Hmmmm....
From: Oscar A Wehmanen

 Why bother, we have F tubas.  Oscar


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