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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000971.txt from 1998/04

From: Grant Green <>
Subj: Re: Ab Clarinet
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:35 -0400

At 07:09 PM 4/16/98 -0700, you wrote:
>And... whoo... anyone seen that picture of Georges Leblanc playing a Leblanc
>Octocontraalto clarinet? or seen the diagram of the Octocontrabass next to
>the bass clarinet? I heard only one octocontrabass was ever made and it's in
>the G. Leblanc Private Museum in Paris. (not sure)
>Now, THOSE are novelty items!

The pictures of the octocontrabass next to a Bb contra, and of G. Leblanc
playing an octacontralto are at



Grant D. Green Just filling in on sarrusophone
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