Klarinet Archive - Posting 000438.txt from 1997/12
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: old clarinet sr. #'s
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:10:18 -0500
> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.65
> Subj: Re: old clarinet sr. #'s
> Although it appears to me that Chris's message has a typo in it, and
> he was talking about a Bb clt, it makes me wonder about the
> _Are_ there any A soprano clarinets with a low Eb? I always
> assumed that if I saw a photo of a clarinet with a low Eb, it would
> turn out to be pitched in Bb.
I own an A clarinet with a low E-flat on it. I even owned an E-flat
clarinet with a low E-flat on it and used it to transpose D parts,
but I never found a D part with a low E.
> Doug Sears dsears@-----.org/~dsears
> On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Matthew Hanson wrote:
> > It IS an A clarinet :)
> > Matt
> > Also, still wanting personal opinions on the pros and cons of Leblanc's
> > > 1199-A A Clarinet. This is the one with articulated G# and low Eb. >>
> > >
> > > It's got a full-bodied tone quality as well as being expressive and responsive
> > > throughout. It is a fairly flexible instrument too. The low Eb is nice
> > > because you can transpose A clarinet parts that go to the A clarinet's low E.
> > > I don't really know about disadvantages. Other thoughts?
> > > Chris
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California