Piccolo Clarinet in A-flat

Johann Samuel Stengel German

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10-key Müller type that has been shortened. Impossible to determine if it was originally an Ab or a G clarinet.
Overall size: 347

Technical description: Boxwood with German silver ferrules and keywork. Four pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, one-piece-body and bell. Unstamped blackwood mouthpiece grooved for cord. Very short bell, now not separable from body. Speaker liner projects ca. 4 mm into bore. Straight thumb rest. Wood recessed under C♯4/G♯5 lever. Metal saddle as guidance for F♯3/C♯5. Touchpiece for F3/C5 mounted directly on the keyhead.

L0:   T; speaker.
L1:   T; throat A♮; throat A♭.
L2:   T.
L3:   T.
L4:   C♯4/G♯5; E3/B♮4; F♯3/C♯5.
R1:   T; side E♭4/B♭5.
R2:   T.
R3:   T; side B♮3/F♯5.
R4:   F3/C5; G♯3/E♭5.
Keyhead type: modern.
Keymount type: screwed-in pillars with push pins.
Inscribed on body with flower / "BREVETÉ" / crown / STENGEL / BAYREUTH / flower / (intertwined initials) JS"
Playing accessories: a reed and cord.

(Heike Fricke, 2014)

#William McColl, clarinet and Dennis Cinelli, guitar, 2004



  1. William McColl, clarinet and Dennis Cinelli, guitar, 2004
  2. 9321. Piccolo Clarinet in A-flat
Piccolo Clarinet in A-flat, Johann Samuel Stengel (German, fl. 1805–1902), Boxwood, brass, German

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