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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000275.txt from 2001/05

From: Lacy Schroeder <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Swiss clarinet symposium and Hoprich's low B-natural
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 11:37:07 -0400

Bil Wright asked:

"(1) Is there a clearly defined distinction between basset 'horn' and
basset 'clarinet'? The Harvard Dictionary talks about a straight tube
rather than an extension via box or curve, and a Brymer book talks about
length alone (regardless of how the extra length is achieved). Or am
I completely off base, and the defining difference is bore shape or
something else entirely?"

I know you didn't ask me, but what I understand the difference to be is that
a basset clarinet is basically a clarinet in A that has a low C, and the
basset horn is the one pitched in F and used to have the box. Am I right,
Mr. Leeson?
Me thinks I am..

Lacy Schroeder

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