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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000607.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: R series Selmer Eb Contra
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 22:00:50 -0500

If Jeff's question was in response to my comment regarding the altissimo G
for the CA clarinet, I must reiterate that I specified clarinet choir
ARRANGEMENTS, not original works.

I believe the Rite of Spring was an original work for orchestra!

Roger Garrett

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997 wrote:

> 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
> 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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