Clarinets, description and sound

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Musicians

Isabelle AURIAC Michèle BARRIAL
martine BUESNOZ Camille COLLIN
Henry COULON Caroline FISCHMANN
Claudie FREMEAUX Flavie HOCHART
Valérie VIRET Pascale LOESCHER
Lorène NAVET Françoise PEYSIEU
Geneviève QUEZEL AMBRUNAZ Nicolas PIENOZ
Didier VITE  Antoine BOISDON
Marion LAINE  Annie VASLON
Coline MICHEZ Marie Laure ROBERT

The clarinet is the modern form of a musical instrument with simple reed and can be found everywhere in the world since antiquity. The "chalumeau" of the Middle Ages in Europe is its ancestor. The clarinet is a cylindrical bore, which differs from the oboe and saxophone, both with a conical bore. The clarinet was invented around 1690 by Johann Christoph Denner (1655-1707) from the "torch", adding a very important key, now called key 12.
The family includes the sopranino in Ab, the small clarinet in Eb, the small clarinet in D, and in Bb (the most common), as well as the "cor de basset" in Eb alto, the double alto in Eb, the bass clarinet in Bb, the bass clarinet in A, the double bass in Bb, and the octo-bass clarinet in Bb.
The clarinet is the wind instrument which has the largest range: 3 octaves plus a minor sixth : 45 notes.

 

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