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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000450.txt from 2004/08

From: Simeon Loring <sloring1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bass Clarinet in A - historical evidence?
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 17:58:50 -0400

Sharp keys of concert pitch. Sorry I wasn't precise.
On Aug 15, 2004, at 9:30 AM, sloring1@-----.com wrote:

> Just a further question on the usefulness of the A bass clarinet in
> the band. I can see the use of the Ab clarinet, and indeed any
> instrument in the flat keys, but to put an instrument that is more
> comfortable in the sharp keys just sounds counter intuitive to the
> norm. Is there any other info about that? It sounds fascinating.
> Perhaps a band piece for D, A clarinets as well?
> Simeon
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: dnleeson <dnleeson@-----.net>
> Date: Saturday, August 14, 2004 5:11 pm
> Subject: RE: [kl] Bass Clarinet in A - historical evidence?
>
>> That makes sense. I think the A bass started in Germany and was
>> used more for bands than orchestras. At least I recollect
>> reading that once.
>>
>> Dan Leeson
>> DNLeeson@-----.net
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ed Wojtowicz [ewoj@-----.net]
>> Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2004 1:41 PM
>> To: klarinet@-----.org
>> Subject: Re: [kl] Bass Clarinet in A - historical evidence?
>>
>>
>> Someone I know told me he once owned a set of Bb and A Albert
>> system
>> basses.
>>
>> Ed
>>
>> On Aug 14, 2004, at 3:23 PM, joseph.wakeling@-----.net wrote:
>>
>>> what evidence is there for the
>>> existence of the A bass, historically, other than its presence
>> in the
>>> scores
>>> of a number of famous composers?
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