Posted by Tony E on December 29, 2003 at 00:48:02:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Opera/tuba question posted by Jay Bertolet on December 27, 2003 at 10:55:47:
How often do you use the cimbasso in general brass quintet playing, and what do you think of how it fits in this setting? The only reference I have for the cimbasso is the Canadian Brass recording, but that's limited to Renaissance sacred music.
You mention the cimbasso blends well with the trombones. I imagine that's because it sounds somewhat like a trombone. How would you describe its sound in contrast to the bass trombone?
Do you (or would you llike to) use the cimbasso in any of the orchestral literature where an F tuba is traditionally used?
What mouthpiece are you playing on your cimbasso?