Posted by ken k on May 28, 2003 at 19:59:21:
In Reply to: Eb / F in Quintet posted by N.Dwyer on May 28, 2003 at 18:33:59:
I use an old Boosey Eb similar to the modern Besson 981. IMHO it is the perfect quintet horn. The range of the Eb tuba lends itself well to the tessitura of quintet literature. and the balance of the horn with the rest of the group is fine. Any tuba has the ability to overbalance the four other horns, so you just have to play with some musicality.