Parts scored for clarinet were soon present in the music of remarkable eighteenth century composers, adding Handel, Gluick, and Telemann. The early clarinets were customarily made of boxwood or occasionally plum or pear wood. Rarely, they were made from
ivory, and some used a mouthpiece of ebony. The design
of the clarinet was greater by the end of the eighteenth century. The two keys gave way to five or six, giving the device more pitch handle. Composers and virtuoso performers began to make the most one of the signal characteristics of the clarinet, its versatile dynamic range, from whisper soft to loud and penetrating.