Posted by Joe S. on March 25, 2001 at 15:37:40:
In Reply to: Ode to the Ophiclide posted by Phil on March 25, 2001 at 10:40:48:
1/ That's hilarious.
2/ Anything REALLY funny is based partially in reality...the reality here being that the only ophecleide "performances" that most ever hear are the disgusting attempts by musicologists to make sounds on them.
3/ Another reality is that the ophicleide has so many "real" alternate fingerings that it can easily be played in tune better than most all tubas...even better than Dr. Young's.