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Clarinet in C, stamped 'RUDALL, CARTE & CO./20 CHARING CROSS'. An inscription on a metal plate above the keywork reads ' Royal Italian Opera 2'. The varnished red cocuswood body has sixteen white metal keys and four white metal ferrules. The keys, with saltspoon cup covers, are mounted on pillars. Simple system F-sharp/C-sharp key. There are rollers on the long keys (on both sides) and throat register A key. An additional vent key is coupled to the throat register A key. The E-flat/B-flat key is fitted with duplicate touches (cross and side). A miniature open-key system for left hand fingers two and three provides full venting of this part of the compass, and a similar mechanism for right hand fingers two and three provides a fully vented B-flat/F. Body is in one piece, but wooden mouthpiece is separate. Compare C.R. Day's 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments Recently Exhibited at the Royal Military Exhibition, London, 1890' (London:1891) no. 290.

Details

clarinet
M13.8.63/1
Musical Instruments


422.211.2 (single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  clarinet
object name:  clarinet
catalogue title:  422.211.2 (single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes
display title:  422.211.2 (single) clarinets with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes

Additional maker information
Rudall, Carte & Co.
Place
London, England, UK; Europe
Additional place information
London 
Date made
1872-1878
Additional date information
1872-1878 

Materials & techniques
cocus
Measurements
overall: 590 x 75 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 590 x 75 mm

Use
Clarinets in the key of C were a regular feature of the nineteenth- century English orchestra. With the advent of more advanced key systems, players began to transpose C parts and play them on their Bb instruments and the C instrument became obsolete.


Related objects
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Related subjects
object name: clarinets
classified as: 422.211.2 Individual reedpipes with single reeds with cylindrical bore with fingerholes

Record created 1999-12-26 by AHOLLOWAY
Record last updated 2017-01-06 by MWAITZMAN

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