Clarinet in A
- Buffet, Crampon & Cie. (founded 1859)
- Paris, France
- Boxwood, brass with thin gold wash
- L. 70.3 cm (27-11/16 in.)
- Aerophone-Reed Vibrated-single reed cylindrical
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Robert Alonzo Lehman Bequest, 2002
- Accession Number:
Stained boxwood with brass ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, upper section with integral barrel, lower section, bell. Original named ebony mouthpiece marked for a ligature. Speaker liner projects almost to the centre of the bore. All toneholes under rings lined with brass. L4 levers on a single pivot. 17 keys, 6 rings.Playing accessories: one reed and a brass ligature. Upper and lower section cannot be separated.
Overall size: 701
Bore: 14.6; f-hole 15.1
Conical part: 200
L0: T + ring F4/C♮6; speaker.
L1: T + ring F♯4; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2: T + E♭4/ B♭5 corresponding ring.
L3: T; cross E♭4/ B♭5.
L4: C♯4/G♯5; F3/C♮5; E3/B♮4; F♯3/C♯5.
R1: T + ring B♭3/F♮5 via correspondence; side E♭4/ B♭5; side F♯4/C♯6; trills 1-2.
R2: T + ring B♮3/F♯5 via correspondence.
R3: T + ring B♮3/F♯5 via correspondence; cross B♮3/F♯5.
R4: G♯3/E♭5; E3/B♮4; F3/C♮5; F♯3/C♯5.
Keyhead type: modern
Keymount type: screwed-in pillars.