Beautiful old wooden Bb bass Clarinet (?) made by


Beautiful old wooden Bb bass Clarinet (?) made by "V. Kohlert Söhne Graslitz"

$1,999.00

Vintage Kohlert Winnenden Bass Clarinet 80953 (may Need Work)


Vintage Kohlert Winnenden Bass Clarinet 80953 (may Need Work)

$674.99

Kohlert Bass Clarinet with Case


Kohlert Bass Clarinet with Case

$759.00



A folk instrument present in Wales throughout the eighteenth century, called the hompipe or pibgorn, was very similar to Greek and Middle Eastern cane single reed gadgets, but it was made from bone or of elder wood. Through the Middle Ages and up to the 17th century such single reed instruments were played across Europe, but they were almost completely peasant or folk devices. The modern clarinet seems to were originated by a Nuremberg instrument maker, Johann Cristoph Denner, sometime around 1690. Denner was a celebrated brand of recorders, flutes, oboes, and bassoons. His early clarinets the word is a diminutive of the Italian word for trumpet, clarino looked much like recorders, made in three parts and with the addition of two keys to close the holes. A clarinet with a flared bell, just like the modern clarinet, could have been made by Denner's son. Parts scored for clarinet were soon present in the music of notable eighteenth century composers, adding Handel, Gluick, and Telemann. The early clarinets were usually made of boxwood or sometimes plum or pear wood. Rarely, they were made up of ivory, and a few used a mouthpiece of ebony. The design of the clarinet was improved by the tip of the eighteenth century. The two keys gave way to five or six, giving the tool more pitch control.

Kohlert Bass Clarinet with Case Beautiful old wooden Bb bass Clarinet (?) made by "V. Kohlert Söhne Graslitz" Vintage Kohlert Winnenden Bass Clarinet 80953 (may Need Work)