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I wonder why they have positioned the paddles too far away to reach while playing and too largely spaced for a normal hand? Do they actually work? One thing about a rotary tuba is that however large these can be positioned conveniently and of size to use.
In what key is it built? By whom? Does it belong to Jörg Wachsmuth?
It is reminiscent of the Amati-Kralice FFF tuba:
Kiltie, how did you learn about this tuba?
Evidently it was made to be a work of art rather than a playable tuba.
I happened upon these old engravings in a used book - don't know if they have been posted here before:
Obviously a bit of satire/parody...
Last edited by David Richoux on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Um, no. From what I understand it is playable and already has a piece written for it to be played at the opening of the Competition.
Maybe Jorg only has to use the first and second valve - it is a subcontrabass so it would make sense.
As for the maker, I just know who made the bell -
Meisterwerkstatt für Metallblasinstrumentenbau
In addition to the poorly-planned paddles, notice the location of the water key.
You can't dump without tipping the horn over pretty far, but it is mounted firmly in a stand that seems to make tipping impossible.
That is surprising, the company who makes the MUTE for the Melton/MW travel tuba!
However, it is not their engraving on the bell.
What is the URL of the live stream and/or recording of this concert?
I believe both of these were just sketches/engravings
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