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17 June 1997

From: Francis Firth <Francis.Firth@uce.ac.uk>
To: 'contrabass-l' <contrabass-list@contrabass.com>
Subject: Atlantic City Organ
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 97 18:25:00 BST

Sometime ago there was a discussion of this organ on the list. I just found a page giving its specification:


From: Francis Firth <Francis.Firth@uce.ac.uk>
To: 'contrabass-l' <contrabass-list@contrabass.com>, 'Flute-l' <Flute@listserv.syr.edu>, 'Marion Garver' <mgrf@pacificnet.net>
Subject: Contrabass (Contra-alto) Flute in G
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 97 18:09:00 BST

In Kent Farbach's Under the Forest Canopy for flute choir he scores for both Pinschofone (Bass Flute in C extended down to its low g with thumb keys for right thumb) and Contrabass flute in G.

Does anyone know of any flute maker who makes contrabass flutes in G or of any compositions written for this instrument (as opposed to the Pinschofone which is used in performance by Pierre-Yves Artaud)?

Thanks in advance for any help,

Francis Firth

-- [ From: Mark Trinko * EMC.Ver #2.5.3 ] --

The packets are now stuffed and ready for the trip to Evanston for the IDRS thing. If you will not be in Chicago next week, send me your snail mail address so I can mail you one of these packets for the Jan 5-8, 1998 festival in Las Vegas.

So Mark, the dates are now Jan 5-8? (not starting 1/3?)

I thought that some of you in the group might be intersted in the following:

In the contrabass saxophone CD by Thomas Mejer he plays one piece Frank Denyer: Resonances of Ancient Sins, as part of the Kontra-trio which also comprises Leo Bachmann, tuba and Madeleine Bischof on flutes. On this piece the flutes are piccolo and subcontrabass flute in G (as also played by Michael Heupel). Apparently she also plays the contrabass flute in G but I am not sure whether this is the Pinschofone of a true contra-alto flute pitched in g rather than extended down to it.


Rober Howe mentioned (regarding cork shims):

>Champagne corks, cut with a very sharp knife. If you need some, Email
>me back privately, I keep them all and am quite a lover of the bubbly,
>so I have drawers and boxes of champagne corks downstairs.

>Regards, Robert Howe

Thanks. My wife also loves champagne, although I never thought to save up the corks. However, we took a friend wine-tasting last weekend (the advantages of living in Northern California...), and one of the wineries (champagneries?) gave me a whole box of corks.

Now, where did I leave that knife....


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