Basset horn. Nominal pitch: F.
Technical description: Beautifully stained boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Seven pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, ivory knee, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys and book, brass bell. Originally with 8keys, 7added keys. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮; throat A♭. L2: T; cross F₄/C₆. L3: T; cross E♭₄/B♭₅. L4: C♯₄/G♯₅; E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R0: D₃; C₃. R1: T; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C. R2: T. R3: T; B♭₃/F♮₅; side B♮₃/F♯₅. R4: F₃/C₅; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keymount type: turned wooden rings; saddles on plates screwed in wood for the original keys, added keys mounted in pillars. Keyhead type: flat square; later added keys round. Repair History: Seven added round keys in pillars (L1throat A♭; L3cross E♭₄/B♭₅; L4C♯₄/G♯₅; R1side L2cross F₄/C₆; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C; R3cross B♭₃/F♮₅; side B♮₃/F♯₅). The mouthpiece is a replacement.
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
- View the original record:https://collections.ed.ac.uk/mimed/record/15445