Posted by Barry Guerrero on June 27, 2003 at 22:00:34:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Bass vs. Contrabass - Composer's Intent posted by Steve C on June 27, 2003 at 21:44:28:
I think it's somewhat relevent. We can't talk of horns and trumpets as though they're all the same. Look at the tremendous variety of horns that are being made. Who's to say when a horn player should use a descant, or whether it's OK to use a triple horn or not. When should a trumpet player switch over to a D/Eb trumpet? The modern day bass trombone bears little resemblence to the bass bones of old.