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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000893.txt from 1998/03

From: (Michael Delceg)
Subj: Bass Clarinet in NZ
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 14:12:47 -0500

>Hi, everyone. I'm hoping that someone will be able to tell me how common
>bass clarinets in A are. I'm playing bass for "The Noon Witch", and the
>part is for bass in A. I don't think there are any A basses in New Zealand,
>but I'm just wondering if they're still around. I know one or two numbers
>in "Nutcracker" (the whole ballet, not the suite) are for bass in A, but
>that's about all I've found for it. Anybody know anything?

Your best bet might be Peter Scholes at the NZSO. I know he has a few less
common clarinets, but I don't know which exactly. He might be able to put
you in the right direction. I could ask David Bowater, who repairs
woodwinds, if he knows anything. E-mail me privately so we don't clutter
the list.


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