Klarinet Archive - Posting 000581.txt from 1997/12
From: Jacqueline Eastwood <eastwooj@-----.EDU>
Subj: Cosi & the basset clarinet was Re: Slander, etc.
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:42:54 -0500
On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu wrote:
> > Since I am going to be performing Cosi in February, and since I was *SO*
> > excited that I had all of the required clarinets (A, Bb and C), and since
> > I was *SO* excited about being excited that I impulsively went out and
> > bought a Blayman stand with 4 peg attachments for about $150 which I don't
> > have, and now Dan tells me that I need a basset clarinet or even multiple
> > basset clarinets, I think I am going to go home and bash myself in the
> > skull with my new 500 pound Blayman stand (yeah, boy, it's REAL heavy!).
> > (Maybe Dan would like to tell me where the basset clarinet parts are, or
> > how I can find out for myself, i.e., library research).
> > Jacqueline Eastwood
> > University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra
> > eastwooj@-----.edu
> Jacqueline, if you will get the volume of Cosi from the complete
> edition (not the edition of 1875-1905 but the Neue Mozart Ausgabe,
> 1956-1991) and thumb through it, you will find the aria in Cosi that
> requires the basset clarinet. If after you have run through the
> volume you should fail to have found it, I'll point it out to you.
> And, by the way, the aria can be done on a soprano clarinet with
> a low E-flat extension in a way that I'll post about shortly.
> The volumes of the NMA are to be found in the music library at
> University of Arizona, in the music building on the first floor
> if I remember correctly.
> Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
> Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California
Thank you, Dan ... when I feel I can make a clean get-away from my desk, I
will trot up to the Library and check it out (by the way, the Library is
now upstairs and significantly larger than you probably remember it -- all
music stuff is over here now instead of at Main).
I promise to report back on my discoveries......
Meanwhile, Dan, are you going to have me flogged if I play the part as is?
I don't think I can afford any more instruments right now!
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra