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 Re: Th Poppe English Horn
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-08-26 19:40

The side Ab-Bb trill key touchpiece should curl around the side G# key like the side G#-A trill key on modern (full Gillet) oboes. Someone's removed it or broken it off, but it can be remade from the standard gauge nickel silver used for key arms (usually around 2.5mm thick) and bent into a curl with enough of an inside radius to allow the side G# to move freely within it (although the inside of the curl can be lined with thin cork to safeguard any clattering noises), silver soldered onto the remainder of the key arm, then filed, papered up, polished, plated and refitted.

This key can also be used as an altissimo F# key in conjunction with the standard altissimo F fingering (just as the side Bb key does on saxes when using the front F fingering).

This cor also has a low B-C link, so that will make slurs from low Bb to Eb or B to D# easy as it frees up the right hand pinky. You can slur from low D to low B or Bb with just the LH pinky provided it's all set up and regulated well.

As with most German instruments it's fully automatic and has the F resonance key (not to be confused with the forked F vent which isn't the same thing).

This cor with the low Bb will be ideal for playing Mahler.


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