Clarinet. Nominal pitch: said to be high F.
Technical description: Boxwood, painted or stained dark brown (except bell); horn ferrules (except barrel, which has ribbed german silver ferrules); keys brass.Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bell.Mouthpiece: grooved for cord, with long table.Barrel: may be same wood as other parts but possibly cocus; ferrules ill-fitting, probably not original.Upper section: speaker liner projects into bore, also above flat seating for pad. Three keys (throatA♭, E♭₄/B♭₅, C♯₄/G♯₅) mounted in pillars with saltspoon keyheads. All keys, except throatA, lined with brass.Middle section: brass thumbrest is probably a later addition and not professionally made.Lower section: keys for L4 have broad, flat shanks above their pivots. Keys: 5 with flat square heads, in blocks, 3 saltspoon in pillars; little-finger keys and tone-hole in fusiform swelling. F-hole for R4 lined with brass.Bell: short and widely-flaring; lighter than other parts but fits well. Bell is perhaps the only part of this clarinet which was originally made by Uhlmann. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throatA♮; throatA♭. L2: T. L3: T; E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T. R2: T. R3: T. R4: F₃/C₅; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keymount type: 3 in pillars, others block or swelling. Keyhead type: 5 flat, square; 3 saltspoon. Repair History: The three saltspoon keys appear to be a later addition. It is hard to say whether the whole barrel has been replaced or only its ferrules. The bell has probably been cleaned rather drastically.
Early 19th Century
University of Edinburgh
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- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
- Repository:University of Edinburgh
- Measurements:456; 403 to top of barrel.
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