Clarinet in A

Probably by Louis Auguste Giboreau Belgian

Not on view

Technical description:

Stained boxwood with ivory ferrules and brass keywork. Five pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section, lower section, bell. Blackwood mouthpiece grooved for cord. Reed cut down to fit the mouthpiece with label "French-American / POPULAIRE / TRADE MARK" and on back "Populaire" / No. 4 MED.[IUM] HARD". Curved speaker with chimney on front of the instrument. End-pivoted F3/C5 hinge-key. Big finger holes. Guidance pin for F♯3/C♯5 lever.

L0:   T; speaker.
L1:   T; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2:   T.
L3:   T; E♭4/B♭5.
L4:   C♯4/G♯5; E3/B♮4; F♯3/C♯5.
R1:   T; side F4/ C6; side trill key for throat A-B♮ and B♭-C.
R2:   T.
R3:   T; B♭3/F♮5; side B♮3/F♯5
R4:   F3/C5; G♯3/E♭5.
Keyhead type: saltspoon

Keymount type: screwed in pillars

Inscribed on all pieces "Giboreau à Liège" in an oval cartouche. On barrel and bell also a five petalled flower.

Playing accessories: One reed (not original) and a black string.

(Heike Fricke, 2014)

Clarinet in A, Probably by Louis Auguste Giboreau (Belgian, Dreux 1820–1873 Liège), Boxwood, brass, ivory, ebony, Belgian

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