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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001389.txt from 2000/04

From: "Dodgshun family" <dodgshun@-----.nz>
Subj: Re: [kl] Early Beethoven, etc...
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 16:35:12 -0400

> Hear Hear, Walter! Man that bass part is killer! Especially the
> transpositions - and I am also a piano player and used to bass clef!!! I
> especially enjoyed playing the part though, with a bass clarinet with six
> RH pinky keys and two right hand thumb keys, and heaven knows what else.
Is
> this what is known as a basset clarinet or some adaptation of it?

It's an extended bass clarinet, and I guess it is the same as a basset
clarinet, now I think about it. My bass is the same - goes right down to
bottom C. There's a fantastic part for extended bass in the Khachaturian
Piano Concerto, and you need one for the Revualtas "Sensemaya" (don't EVER
play this if you can avoid it - 4 pages of low Eb-low E without stopping;
major pain for the little finger). Low C basses are great!

Anna

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