D clarinet

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 422 Reedpipes / 422.2 Reedpipes with single reeds (clarinets) / 422.21 Individual reedpipes with single reeds / 422.211 With cylindrical bore / 422.211.2 With fingerholes
Producer: factory-made instrument, brand name: Meinel & Herold Musikinstrumenten-Fabrik in Klingenthal
Region: Carpathian area
Country: Germany?
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 8116
Description: body (wood) made of 5 components (mouthpiece, barrel, upper tube, lower tube, bell); mouthpiece slightly narrowing towards a so-called "beak", supplied with a metal mechanism to mount the reed (cane); keywork and fingerholes in the upper tube (9 fingerholes, 4 keys) and lower tube (8 fingerholes, 3 keys); the joints between the mouthpiece and barrel strengthened with metal bands (mouthpiece and barrel are not original)
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: the D clarinet transposes up two semitones; currently practically obsolete in folk bands, it used to be a staple instrument before World War II
Performance practice: component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Jolanta Pękacz / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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