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#Basset Horn #Clarinet #period clarinets
Basset horns have larger dimensions than clarinets and stand mostly in G or F. Their most important characteristic is the extension of the lower section. By this, the compass of the instrument is extended downwards to its keynote. The hole in the ball-shaped bell could to be closed by the player’s knee to produce B natural.
Photo: (969) Basset horn in F, Strobach, Carlsbad, Germany, c 1800
Photo: (90) Basset horn in F by Ignazio
Miraz, Udine, Italy, c 1830
Details of basset keys: two diatonic keys for D3 and C3.
From the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments