Showing results

Hide images

Clarinet in A

Clarinet made of cocus wood in three sections (upper joint, lower joint, and bell) with nickel-silver ferrules and keywork. It has thirteen cylinder-cup keys, mounted in posts with rods, with flat and needle springs attached to keys and posts, cork paddings. There is a brille key at the lower joint (two ring-key), a straight throat A-flat key, and the register key wraps around the body. The body tenon/socket joint is reinforced with nickel-silver sleeve. The tenon joints are wrapped with thread. Barrel missing. Nominal pitch: A.

  • Culture:
  • Period:
  • Materials:
  • Specific materials/techniques:
  • Decorative elements:
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: [star] / MANUFACTURED / BY / E. ALBERT / BRUSSELS / [star]|Stamped on upper joint: [star] / S.A.CHAPPELL / 52 / NEW BOND STREET / LONDON / [star]|Stamped on lower joint: [star] / APPROVED BY / Mr. LAZARUS / [star]|Stamped on low F key cup: CHAPPELL / BREVETÉ|Stamped on upper joint (lower end, back): 4040
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:422.211.2 (Single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height (with tenon): 585mm; Bell diameter: 75mm