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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000315.txt from 2004/12

From: kurtheisig@-----.net
Subj: RE: [kl] Mendelssohn Overture for Band
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 02:45:17 -0500

Before saxhorns

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From: Elgenubi@-----.com
Sent: Dec 18, 2004 6:44 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: RE: [kl] Mendelssohn Overture for Band

Matthew asked about basset horns in this old band work. Dan Leeson answered
that Mendelssohn did use basset horns. This makes me curious what other
interesting instrumentation he used in this work. It dates from about 1825, right?
Dan, or anyone, can you list the original instrumentation? C clarinets?
Serpents? Fifes? What brass? Valved? This was before saxhorns, right?

Wayne

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