Episode 6 – The Bass Trumpet

In this episode, Matt and I delve into the realm of the Bass Trumpet

From Bandestration

Thein E-flat Alto/Bass Trumpet

Thein C Bass Trumpet

Alexander C Bass Trumpet

Bach B-flat Bass Trumpet

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Episode 5 – The Tenor, errr Alto Horn

Matt and I take a look at the Alto Horn, A.K.A the Tenor Horn (or Peck Horn, or Blatweasel) and why it’s not used anymore in American bands.

From Bandestration

 

Episode 3 – All About that Bass… Saxophone

After a couple of weeks off, Matt and I discuss the Bass Saxophone.

Show Notes

From Bandestration

Eppelsheim Bass Saxophone

Selmer Bass Saxophone

Keilwerth Bass Saxophone

Wessex Bass Saxophone

The Instrumentarium – Episode 2 – Bass Oboe Bombardment

Matt and I take a dive into the world of octave oboes, the Bass Oboe, Heckelphone, and Lupophone.  We look at the history of each, how they differ, and how best to write for them.

Show Notes

From Bandestration:

Wolf’s Lupophone

Heckel’s Heckelphone

Mönnig’s Bass Oboe

Loreé’s Bass Oboe

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Bret playing a Bass Oboe

The Instrumentarium – Episode 1 – Ramblings on the Alto Clarinet

The first episode of the new podcast from Bandestration.com – The Instrumentarium.

Episode 1 – Ramblings on the Alto Clarinet

Matt and I discuss various aspects of the Alto Clarinet from nomenclature, to history, to construction, to brands, to random off-shoots that follow from those discussions.

Enjoy.  More to come soon.

Show Notes:

From Bandestration

Mark Wolbers’ Article on the Alto Clarinet

Grainger’s Article on Band Orchestration

A Graph of Clarinet Bores

Clarinet Bore graph

Lament for Alto Clarinet and Strings (Newton)