Vol. 5, No. 20

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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:03:43 -0700
From: Marion Garver <megarver@earthlink.net>
Subject: recital in Dallas

Hello all

I probably should have posted this earlier, but I will be in recital with my Kingma system concert and bass flute in Dallas on March 28, 1998. The recital is a scholarship benefit for the Arts Magnet Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. This is the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, famous for such instrumentalists and artists as jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove and R&B artist Eryka Badu.

Here is a web address for more info.


The concert is at 7:30 pm in Southern Methodist University's O'Donnell Hall. Tickets are $10 general/$5 students.

Music performed will be: 'Autumn Reflection' by Jennifer Higdon, Sonata in D Major, Opus94 by Prokofieff, 'Quoq' by Robert Erickson, 'A Night in Greenwich' by Mike Mower and 'Dzwina Milosc' by myself.


Marion Garver

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:51:43 -0500
From: "Emerald1" <emerald1@megsinet.net>
Subject: The Sub Contrabass Saxophone

Okay guys, I think I'd like to set the record straight for once!!! The Sub Contrabass Saxophone was added by C.G. Conn of Elkhart, Ind. in 1902; some say that there were up to ten made, though I believe it was closer to four (though some may have been destroyed in either of the two great Conn factory fires!). There is assumed to be two of these still in existence. It stood @10 feet tall and could be played as agily as any other sax of the time; it's range extended to one octave below the Bass Sax (Ab-1?). I am working on a book, "Odd and Underused Musical Instruments"; I'll try to get a picture (Hand-drawn, but it's decent!) to Grant for the Compendium.

Tristan Carpenter; emerald1@megsinet.net

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