Month: October 2020

When was the clarinet invented?

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CLARINET

“Clarinetto” is the romantic diminutive, or minor, of “clarion.” The Clarin trumpet (named after Clarino Blasen) of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The “clarinetto” of this period, due to its sound, was related primarily with the upper register of the trumpet.  Ancient Clarinet Instruments using single reeds with a cylindrical tube-shaped bore can be discovered …

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