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E♭ piccolo.

Technical description: cocus; 3 sections; german silver keys; 4 german silver ferrules; short tuning-slide extending only from head section (although tuning section, unlike head, is metal-lined); [screw-stopper]; oval embouchure-hole; small, evenly-sized finger-holes; tenon cork-lapped and metal-tipped.; Nominal pitch: D♭.; Type or system: 5 keys.; Keyhead type: cylinder cup.; Keymount type: rod/pillar, with leaf springs.; L0: @I{B♭. L1: @I{T.L2: @I{T.L3: @I{T.L4: @I{G♯.R1: @I{T; C.R2: @I{T.R3: @I{T; F.R4: @I{D♯.; Usable pitch: sounding A₄ c|444|Hz.;Performance characteristics: [original range D₄|-|A₆ (sounding E♭₅|-|B♭₇)]; few notes speak in present condition.

  • Date:
    Mid-to-late 19th century
  • Maker:
    Roger J. Ward [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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  • Place of production:
    Probably Germany.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.121.12
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  • Inscriptions:No inscriptions.
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.121.12
  • Repository:Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Measurements:Overall size: 295 (without cap).; Sounding length: 244.; Bore: conical.