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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000051.txt from 1993/12

From: Cary Karp <nrm-karp@-----.SE>
Subj: Bass clarinet pitches
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1993 21:16:41 -0500

On Sat, 4 Dec 1993, Dan Leeson wrote:

> Subject: For Cary in Sweden
> Among the collection of musical instruments with which you
> were involved, was there a bass clarinet in A or one in C?

None are catalogued as such, but I'll take a look at the instruments to
make sure. In a broad perspective (that is, many types of instruments
from different periods) it is often very difficult to determine
nominal pitches given uncertainty about reference pitches (A=???),
missing or damaged parts of an instrument (most notoriously crooks,
mouthpieces and reeds), and inability to quantify the effects of aging
and deterioration.

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