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Vol. 1, No. 35

26 August 1996

EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm having trouble sending the digest out to several people. I suspect that emailboxes are filling up while people are on vacation. If you're missing an issue, let me know!

Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 10:39:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Philip Neuman <neuman@uofport.edu>
Subject: PB CDs

Hi Grant,

Speaking of contrabass instruments with slides, our other Pioneer Brass CD, "Acres of Clams" has two pieces on it where I play contrabass trombone. They are trombone "smears" by Henry Fillmore for tenor, bass, & contrabass trombones with 2 trpts. and horn accompaniment. This CD, plus "A Pioneer Brass Christmas" plus our Pandourion CDs ("Music of the Ancient Greeks" which includes some pieces on the double aulos; "L'autre jour..." for harp, voice, and czakan; and "Carnevale" renaissance Italian music including a rackett quartet, crumhorn and schreierpfeif quartet, bass dulcian duet, plus lots of festive pieces for voices, shawm, sackbutts, recorders, etc.) are available from Pandourion Records, 709 5th Place, Oregon City, OR 97045, for $15 each plus $2 for shipping (make check payable to Gayle Neuman).

P.S. I used to play a Leblanc BBb contrabass clarinet in college. It was one of the ones shaped like a bass cl. I am reminded by your correspondence how fun that inst. was to play!

Phil Neuman

My wife is going to scream ;-)

Somehow, she doesn't quite share my enthusiasm for the less-common instruments. I'll put on a CD in the car, and ask the kids "Guess what that instrument is!" The kids (aged 7, 9, and 11) take it in stride: they've learned to guess "contrabass ..." first, although it is often obviously guessing:

"Guess what that is!
Ummm, a contrabass....flute.
aaaa, a contrabass ... saxophone.
a piccolo?
Nope. Its a harpsichord."

Actually, they can usually identify a harpsichord. Two of them have taken lessons on the beast, after all. Actually, they're getting rather good at the game. It's my wife who considers it an unconstitutional form of torture.

Anyway, I can see that I'll be adding a few CDs to the rack! Phil, why don't you just post the entire catalog so we can do this in one fell swoop?


Not strictly a contrabass instrument, but one of interest to a few subscribers:


From: forwinds@aol.com (ForWinds)
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Subject: Conn "F" Mezzo-Soprano Saxophone
Date: 20 Aug 1996 22:23:44 -0400
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Conn "F" Mezzo-Soprano Saxophone
Dark lacquer serial#217000
Very clean
Only a few made

Date: Fri, 23 Aug 1996 00:33:04 -0400
From: Fred Gablick <fgablick@earthlink.net>
Subject: e-mail address change


I'd like to change my address from fgablick@gnn.com to fgablick@earthlink.com. Both are in existence, but I've been using the latter more.

If you're into Funk/Jazz at all, you may be interested in Marcus Miller's Bass Clarinet work on his solo album "The Sun Don't Lie." I was familiar with his Electric Bass work and composition, but was surprised to hear him on this horn.

I've enjoyed contrabass-l since you signed me up, even though I haven't contributed much.

Thanks for putting this together.


Yep, interesting BC work there! Your address is officially changed. Glad you enjoy the digests.


Author: jsharp@sirinet.net (Jeff Sharp) at SMTP
Date: 8/22/96 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: Re[4]: Low clarinet questions

Hey Grant,

> Not even in Enid, OK (home of the TriState Band Festival)? Sorry,
>played there when I was in high school. Even around here (near San Francisco)

Hmm... I'm a ways from Enid. I've never been there. I like in Maysville, OK, an hour south of OKC.

>box at a time. I tried the Marca reeds: didn't fit my mpc. WW&BW carries the

By chance, what did the writing on your Marca look like? BTW, what contra mpc do you use?

(I just never stop with the questions, do I? I swear I'm not a 2-year-old. Really. :-) ) Thanks for the basset info!:)


Jeff Sharp

Jeff, if I didn't like questions, I wouldn't be doing this. Besides, I've had two-year-olds, three times now ;-)

I still have to dig out the reeds.

BTW, I'll be away from the computer all next week (starting Friday, actually), so don't be surprised if you don't see any digests for a week. Actually, be surprised if you receive another one before 9/6!


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