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Contrabass-list Thu, 15 Jan 1998 Volume 1 : Number 93

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 18:03:32 -0000
From: "Douglas Nunn" <d.j.e.nunn@anglia.ac.uk>
Subject: Bass Brass

Hi Grant,

Merry New 15th of January to one and all.

Just a few points regarding some earlier postings.


A while ago someone mentioned Janacek's piece Sinfonietta. The 'standard' section is 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C or high F, 4 trombones, 1 tuba. It also has 9 more trumpets in C, 2 bass trumpets in Bb, and 2 tenor tubas (euphos), all scored in transposing treble clef. This extra section features only in the first movement and the end of the last movement, with the same theme. The bass trumpets play in unison, doubled by timpani. It's a great piece - listen to it. (The start of the fourth movement was used as the signature tune for "Crown Court", a British TV programme in the 70's and 80's.)


This is listed in the discography but I believe it's just another term formerly used for what became the euphonium. The same possibly applies to the bass flugelhorn, although this might have been a front-facing instrument.


Yes, they do exist - Getzen makes them. They don't use compensation. Speaking of which, has anyone seen or heard of the Mirafone Contralto Horn, allegedly a 4-valve Eb alto/tenor horn.

Douglas Nunn

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 13:45:57 -0800
From: Grant Green <gdgreen@contrabass.com>
Subject: New Member

I'll go ahead and forward this:

>Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 15:37:45 -0600
>From: "Benjamin C. Zabor" <benjamin.c.zabor@lawrence.edu>
>Subject: Subscribe

>Hello, sir. I would like to subscribe to your list. My main reason is
>that I would like to ask the members if they know a company or
>individual who might be selling an old Selmer or Evette Schaeffer bass
>saxophone. Thank you.

>Ben Zabor

Consider them asked!

Welcome aboard,


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