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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000604.txt from 1997/12

From: jeff.chan@-----.com
Subj: Re: R series Selmer Eb Contra
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 21:29:36 -0500

I suppose that Stravinsky was being silly when he wrote the opening
solo in the Rite of Spring for very high bassoon instead of, say,
oboe.

Jeff Chan
jeff.chan@-----.com

on 12/11/97 at 6:31 PM, Bill Hausmann wrote:

Actually, yes, but what is the point of playing altissimo on
contrabass when you could use clarion on bass, or possibly even
chalumeau on soprano to play the same note, most likely with better
tone and intonation? Yes, you can do it, and it is done. But isn't
it sort of silly?

   
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