Klarinet Archive - Posting 000667.txt from 1997/12
From: Craig Ruff <cruff@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Tenoroon
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:43:58 -0500
On Fri, Dec 12, 1997 at 03:08:26PM -0600, Edwin V. Lacy wrote:
> Actually, the tenoroon can be pitched in either F or G. I believe the
> modern ones are a perfect 5th higher than the bassoon.
Are tenoroon parts transposed like those of the clarinet family?
I suppose you could consider the bassoon a basset instrument pitched in F,
with an extension down to the Bb or A below that. That could explain the
multitude of thumb keys! :-)