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Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby bignaf » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:29 pm

I need a bassoonist in the Boston area for a concert on Sun., February 26th, 8:30 PM. woodwind quintet is about 6 minutes, dificult modern stuff.
does anyone know a bassoonist (affordable!) in the Boston area?
1st Oboe, do you know of any?
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:38 pm

I haven't picked up a bassoon in 26 years(can't even remember the fingering at this point). Can you use me?

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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby bignaf » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:59 pm

let's see: barely a bassoonist, as far as you can be fron Boston in the US mainland... ummm... it's a close decision.
we have only 4 bassoon students in my school, none of them is available. I now heard from a bassoonist at NEC, who can't, but got another lead. i'll try that, but this person is already on the 4th remove on the acquaintance list...
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hi, you've been recommended to me by someone who was recommended to me byt someone who was recommended to me who was....
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:17 am

Don't forget; I don't have a bassoon of my own, either.
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby bignaf » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:08 pm

we can always make one from paper-towel tubes and a straw...
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby DavidS » Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:10 pm

Just a moment - Boston, Mass; or Boston, Lincs?
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby bignaf » Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:10 pm

I'll give you three guesses (just in case you guess wrongly and forget what you guessed)...
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby piqaboo » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:18 am

Originally posted by bignaf:
we can always make one from paper-towel tubes and a straw...
My kinda guy! :D :D :D
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby bignaf » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:03 pm

Originally posted by piqaboo:
Originally posted by bignaf:
[b] we can always make one from paper-towel tubes and a straw...
My kinda guy! :D :D :D [/b]
heard that OT? go make one to make her happy.
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:12 am

I wanna hear OT playing a papertowel-tube-and-straw bassoon. I wanna sell tickets! I wanna recording!
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby barfle » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:56 am

I have a digeridoo, if that's close enough.
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby piqaboo » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:01 pm

I have a papertowel tube. I think I can acquire a straw. But it was bigfnaf who volunteered to do the construction. I know from nothing about bassoons!
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:32 pm

I'm ready! I even drew some keys on it for realism.

Sign me up!

<img src="http://www.operatenor.100megs24.com/bassoon.jpg" alt=" - " />

I can hardly tell it from the real thing!

<img src="http://www.operatenor.100megs24.com/basson_opt.jpg" alt=" - " />

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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:02 am

I think yours has more character, OT!
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:40 am

Prolly sounds better too . . .
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby 1st_oboe » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:37 am

Oh this is awesome. A bassoon thread. I have a very unstable relationship with my bassoon... sometimes we get along; but most of the time not. I've been playing more bassoon than oboe lately, and it's really causing me to like bassoon less and less....

BUT... on of the orchestras I play in has just bought an English horn, and it will be mine. estimated ship date is the 15th... so it will be in my hands in 2 weeks (+-) !!!!

And to answer your question, no I don't know any bassoon players in Boston. Now, if you needed someone in Salt Lake, Boise, or Iowa, I could help you ;)
Insert creative phrase here.
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby trombonepirate » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:05 pm

I've heard of paper tube trombones but not bassons. I'd have to agree with whoever said it would be an improvement. I think this is a link to some .wav files of rather "unique" instruments. Don't know for sure because the server just went down.
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby Jane » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:24 pm

I personally like that "Styrocello." Now I can have my own at home!! :D
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:00 pm

The French Tube has a nice "blatt" to it. :D
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Re: Bassoonist in Boston area

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:12 am

How's the find-a-bassoonist project going? Will OT have to fly East with the cardboard bassoon? Will 1st have to ride to the rescue (snow permitting?)

Enquiring minds want to know. :)
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