Posted by Norm Pearson on December 26, 1999 at 19:28:15:
In Reply to: Bobo bass F Horn? posted by steve dedman on December 26, 1999 at 16:32:25:
The Bass Horn was made for Roger in the late 70ís by the late Larry Minick in Los Angeles. The tubing and the valve set were given to Roger as a gift from the Mirafone Corporation. The entire horn was hand made (the old fashioned way!) out of Nickel Silver as a Bass Horn from the start. I had this instrument in my possession for a year and a half while Roger was on sabbatical in 1989-90. The horn plays great. Itís in tune and it really does sound like a Horn not a Tuba. Itís hard to tell from the recording because of the close mics etc..
At the LA Phil institute in 82í Roger conducted the Tomasi Liturgical Fanfares and had the other student tubaist play the bottom horn part on the bass horn. Wow, what a sound. It really filled out the bottom end of the horns. Too bad there arenít more of these instruments around.
One more thing, the horn is in CC not in F or it would be the same length as a standard horn.