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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000439.txt from 1997/12

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: Re: basset clarinets
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:10:19 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.33
> Subj: Re: basset clarinets

> On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Sarah Rodgerson wrote:
> > I'm wondering if anyone could possibly enlighten me on the subject of =
> > basset clarinets. I thought that a basset was merely a clarinet in the =
> > key of F. Now I see discussion of a piece that is written for a basset =
> > clarinet in B flat. What is the difference, guys, between a basset =
> > clarinet in B flat and a bass clarinet?
> >
> > Sarah Rodgerson
> > Rice University
> > Bass Clarinet, Texas All-State 1997
> >
> A bassett clarinet is pitched in A or Bb, and extends to the C
> below low E (like a low C bass clarinet). A bassett horn if a clarinet
> in F that has the same keywork extension. The bassett clarinet looks
> like a regular soprano with an extra-long lower joint that has a
> provision for a peg.
> Edmund White
> Bass Clarinet, Illinois All-State
There is also a basset clarinet in C, but very difficult to buy. None
of the French makers make a b.c. in B-flat, but all the German makers

Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California

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