Klarinet Archive - Posting 000635.txt from 1997/12
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: R series Selmer Eb Contra
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:28:23 -0500
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Roger Shilcock wrote:
> Well --- it could be that the arranger liked the sound. I like the sound
> the bass makes in altissimo myself - it clearly has weaker lower partials
> and different ones overall from a soprano instrument playing the same
> (actual) notes.
> Roger Shilcock
I do too Roger (that's weird writing my own name).....Ian Krouse's
Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra makes extensive use of the
extreme registers of the bass clarinet.....but I don't think
the CA Clarinet sounds good at all in the altissimo....even with a vented
first finger left hand key.