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contrabass-list Tue, 30 Sep 1997 Volume 1 : Number 1

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Subject: Sarrusophones etc.
From: JolivetDVM@aol.com
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 01:56:50 -0400 (EDT)

I am ecstatic to report that my Triebert Bb bass sarrusophone is back from being totally restored. It is truly magnificent and plays beautifully. It has a gold bell interior, gold engraving, gold bocal ( ie. plated ), satin silver body and bright silver plated key work, guards and ferrules. Obviously all new corks and pads. It plays in tune and is my pride and joy!! I'll have to figure out a way to get photos of it on the net.

I am practicing and plan on doing a recital in the near future - sort of a lecture demonstration. If possible I would like to do something similar for the IDRS convention.

If anyone has access to sarrusophone music please let me know - I am aware of a solo for bass sarrusophone and brass band by Blauckemann, but can only imagine it could be located at the National Bibliotheque in Paris and I'm not sure how to contact them. Also, Francis Casadesus wrote a Prelude and fugue for contrabass sarrusophone and piano. Does anyone have these works???? If anyone has the method by Mimart and would like to sell it please contact me. Naturally I am also on the lookout for the method written by Coyon.

If there are any sarrusophonists living in the Pacific NW, let me know so we can play duets!! I recall that a subscriber to this list actually owns a complete set of sarrusophones - I would love to hear what makes they are and what kinds of reeds are used - have you thought of doing the Gounod sextette?

Does anyone have the music to the sextette? I understand that the performance at the 1992 IDRS convention was a reconstruction from a piano score; does anyone have that?

My wife, who is primarily a flutist, has developed a bizarre fascination with the contrabass flute. Where does one purchase such an instrument and what do they cost. If Marian Garver reads this, please e-mail me so that my wife can talk to you!!

I ordered a bass sordun reed from the Early Music Shop and anxiously await

it to see if it plays better on my sarrusophone reed than a contrabassoon reed. Anyone tried both?

That's it for now!!! Michel Jolivet

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 15:53:36 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: Testing!


This is a test: just checking the headers, etc.


Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 16:08:03 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: Test 2

This is the second test, checking headers and reply-to.


From: "Sydney R. Polk" <jazzman@rahul.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 13:37:18 -0700
>Subject: Upcoming concerts

Three shindigs this time:

Sunday, October 12, 2 PM; Jackson Theater, Gary Soren Smith Center of the Performing Arts, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

The Ohlone Wind Symphony will present its fall concert. We are playing music with a space theme this time, and we will have slide shows from NASA to go with the music. We are playing three movement from Gustav Holst's The Planets, Suite from Star Wars, American Overture for Band, etc. We are also featuring a trombone soloist and Bugler's Holiday as performed by three euphonium players, including San Jose Symphony's Tony Clements. I will be playing bass clarinet and contra-alto clarinet (and perhaps contrabass clarinet) at this concert.

Thursday, October 16, 8 PM; Jackson Theater, Gary Soren Smith Center of the Performing Arts, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA.

The CHOPS Big Band will present its fall concert featuring Greg Abate, nationally famous alto saxophonist. I will be playing bartione sax and bass clarinet at this concert.

Saturday, October 18, 8 PM; Princeton Inn, Princeton-by-the-Sea, CA.

The CHOPS Big Band will play at the Princeton Inn. Whereas the above concert is geared more toward modern big band, this date is our standard big band set. I will be playing baritone sax, bass clarinet, and flute at this gig.


Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 16:27:05 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: header test 3

This is test no. 3, for the headers.


Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 16:32:45 -0700
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: test #4

Sorry about all the test posts! If I'd thought it out, I probably would have waited before subscribing you to the list. Should be no more than one or two, now.


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