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From: "Bret Newton"
Subject: [CB] Paderewski Symphony
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 18:37:34 -0600

I have made a discovery about the Paderewski Symphony.  I now hove in my possession a copy of the score to the piece (courtesy of inter-library loan).  Here is a list of the instrumentation as it appears on the first page of the score:
So it appears that we have three E-flat Contrabass Sarrusophones (I would have thought that they would have been in C but thankfully for all of us who have access to a E-flat contra they are in fact in E-flat).  I will fill in any details as I study the score further.  B.T.W. I am planning to transcribe the parts into finale if anyone want a copy.
Bret Newton



Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 17:33:09 -0800
From: tubadave
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]

"After looking at the photo more carefully, I see that the instrument is actually a reed contrabass (, NOT a sarrusophone.  You can tell by (a) the fact that there are only
two keys for LH4, (b) no alternate keys for RH1 (the Bb, C, and high D keys), and (c) the width of the bell throat.  A look at the back of the instrument, or the bocal, would also be definitive.

Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up...


The guy wants 10,000 Euro's for it.


Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 00:08:27 -0500
From: Harry Searing
Subject: [CB] re: lipping down

Wow! Someone else as sick as me!!

Way to go Brock! I've tried it on contra and can certainly play a low A,
although it is not a pretty sound (or sight!), but I have trouble calling
the notes lower than contra A (last - or first A on the piano) by pitch.
It's more of a "sound" than a note. (Maybe I should "reevaluate" this area
of my contra playing.)

But then, Stravinsky once wrote that one of his earliest musical experience
was listening to an old man in his town sitting on a tree stump and putting
his hand inside his shirt, underneath his arm and then flapping his arm up
and down to produce "music." That about explains everything!



Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 00:10:32 -0500
From: Harry Searing
Subject: [CB] re: Sarrusophone 4 sale Correction!

thanks for setting us straight, Grant!

Gee, I had my check book out, too!


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