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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000558.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: R series Selmer Eb Contra
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:42:31 -0500

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Edmund William White wrote:
> I've had clarinet choir parts that extended to altissimo G on the
> Contralto. Having the half-hole is nice........

No offense intended, but unless the work was originally for clarinet
choir and not a transcription, the arranger was nuts. There is no reason
to arrange above a high D above the staff for Contra-Alto Clarinet. We
have many clarinets within the clarinet choir that can handle that range
much more successfully and with better tone and intonation than an Eb CA.

Which piece are you referring to Edmund?

Roger Garrett

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