Clarinet. Nominal pitch: C.
Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bell. Original boxwood mouthpiece with a long tenon and a rectangular tip, grooved for cord with 13grooves; short and narrow table (13mm); aperture: length c30mm, width c5mm at bottom, c9.6 at tip. Mouthpiece overall size 88.6, 62.4 from tip to tenon, bore 13.6. Barrel short and almost flask-shaped. Upper section: ornamented on top with a single groove; keys mounted in turned rectangular rings, which are also ornamented with a single groove. Middle section with a wide ivory ferrule, no thumbrest. Lower section: Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling. Bascule key guided in a rounded turned ring, also ornamented with a single groove. Bell continuous. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throatA♮. L2: T. L3: T. L4: E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T; R2: T; R3: T. R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keyhead Type: flat square. Keymount Type: Turned rings, swelling, block. Upper section rings have pins through wood to increase strength.
Milhouse, William [Person]
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
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