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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000917.txt from 2002/06

From: klarinet <klarinet@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Bass Clarinet in A
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 18:09:54 -0400

Dan Leeson wrote:

"...Same
thing with an A bass clarinet (with the added problem that the
transpostion of A bass clarinet parts in the bass clef is a little
dizzying to learn)..."

A month after our most recent concert, our orchestra's bass clarinetist is
still talking to himself after negotiating "The Ride of the Valkyries", as
his part was for bass clarinet in A - in bass clef.. His head is still
spinning ...Glenn Kantor

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Leeson" <leeson0@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] New Thing

> The issue is not do you need one. Some pieces are harder to transpose
> than others, but one gets along. The issue is that the sound character
> of an A bass clarinet is measureably different from that of B-flat bass
> clarinet. If you recognize that, you may very well decide that you need
> one.
>
> It is the very same problem that arises when one speaks about the use of
> a C clarinet. Do you need one? It depends on what you are trying to
> accomplish. If you don't want to transpose, you need one. If you can't
> transpose, you need one. But if you want the unique sound of a C
> clarinet, you need AND WANT one.
>
> On the other hand, if you think that the only thing that matters when
> you play clarinet is to have the correct pitch come out, and that
> nothing besides the pitch has any importance, then, in my opinion, you
> need to rethink the purpose of multiply-pitched clarinets. They serve a
> specific aural purpose and you should understand and either get
> comfortable with that idea, or bring yourself to the point where you
> say, "It really doesn't matter to me."
>
> Remember, the C clarinet does not need you. You may need it. Same
> thing with an A bass clarinet (with the added problem that the
> transpostion of A bass clarinet parts in the bass clef is a little
> dizzying to learn).
>
> Dan Leeson
>
> "Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" wrote:
> >
> > What pieces are there where one would definately need a bass in A?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Neil Leupold" <leupold_1@-----.com>
> > To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:17 AM
> > Subject: Re: [kl] Bassclar in A
> >
> > > Dan refrained from mentioning that the bass clarinet in A that was for
> > sale
> > > on eBay was formerly his, although I can't remember who bought it.
Who
> > was
> > > selling it? David Borque?
> > >
> > > --- Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net> wrote:
> > > > They are still available from Selmer (and maybe Buffet, too) but
only on
> > > > special order.
> > > >
> > > > DNL
> > > >
> > > > Ben wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > There was one for sale on eBay a while back, but I've never seen
one
> > in
> > > > > 'real life'...
> > > > >
> > > > > Ben
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "Jeremy Yager" <bomber@-----.com>
> > > > > To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 11:33 AM
> > > > > Subject: [kl] Bassclar in A
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Anyone ever seen a bass clarinet keyed in A?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Jeremy A. Yager -- bomber@-----.com
> > > > > > NC State University -- Class of 2001
> > > > > > Materials Science & Engineering
> > > > > > Computer Programming and Web Services
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
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> > > > ** Dan Leeson **
> > > > ** leeson0@-----.net **
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