Baroque clarinet in D (Re). This is the reproduction model of the first clarinet made by a German, Johann Christopher Denner in 1690.
He converted one of the existing keys of the Chalumeau, which could only play in a lower register, to make it the speaker / register key, which allowed him to produce notes a 12th higher in pitch than normal. This increased the instruments range hugely. The clarinet produced a loud, shrill sound, which resulted in the name being derived from the Italian word clarion which means straight trumpet hence the upper register is known as the Clarion register and the lower as Chalumeau register. This model represents the 2nd Generation from 1740-50 by J.
Zencker, in D, with 2 keys; original of which is in the Germanisches National Museum, Nurnberg. A German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach introduced the model to London in 1751.
Its only really used on the overtones of the harmonic series, which is the 2nd and 3rd register of the clarinet. Composers only wrote for it from middle C upwards, which is the same fingering as it is on the normal clarinet. Composers: Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, concerts of Molter, operas of Rameau.This model is pitched in D, at 415hz and its quite high. It has a much brighter sound, which made it refer to as a Mock trumpet as well, and was used like a trumpet in pieces. It has a fully chromatic range, and is capable of playing both Bb and B natural in the throat register (the fingering, which is different from the modern clarinet).
Indian Cocobolo wood (friendly wood to extreme weather conditions) is used with 2 brass keys, A and speaker/register key. We have done a slight modification in the original design of the mouthpiece. Also Available: Clarinets in A (La) key, B flat (Sib) key, Eb (Mib) key, C (Do) Key.And G (Sol) key are available in. Please google'Hakam Din Musical Instruments Factory' for our online store. The item "Baroque Clarinet in D (Re) Mock Trumpet Historical Reproduction clarinet" is in sale since Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Clarinets". The seller is "hakamdinwinds" and is located in Dublin, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.