Klarinet Archive - Posting 000277.txt from 1994/05
From: Jeff Bowles <jab@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Contrabass reed holders?
Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 17:04:00 -0400
``Virtually all of the contra parts I've played in band have used those
bottom few notes. The only part I can recall offhand as not using the
lowest notes is the Holst First Suite. There's a transcription of
Charles Ives' Piano Sonata No. 2 ("The Alcotts" movement) that uses
quite a few low written D's (bottom concert C on piano). Best part -
those spots are exposed =)''
Hmm. Since I have the opportunity to purchase this-here
contralto (for, when I add in the $600 rental I've already
paid, a total of $2500) about seven months from now, I need
to decide whether to do it or hold off for a big-ol' bass.