Clarinet. Nominal pitch: B♭.
Technical description: Boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys and integral continuous bell. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a bell-shaped swelling. Horn (?) tube in thumb-hole. Zig-zag F♯₃/C♯₅, trill key as sixth key, and the swelling seem to be more English style. Mix of key styles: Covers square except presumably original round side trill key. Square keys of upper section bevelled. L0: T; speaker. L1: T; throat A♮. L2: T. L3: T. L4: E₃/B♮₄; F♯₃/C♯₅. R1: T; trill key for throat A-B♮. R2: T. R3: T. R4: T; G♯₃/E♭₅. Keymount type: turned wooden rings, blocks and swelling. Keyhead type: flat square and flat round. Repair History: Thumb rest is a later addition.
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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