Bell Clarinet English

Listed only by Irwin, who says:

An imitative 8; manual solo Reed which produces a brighter-than-average orchestral Clarinet tone. The widely flaring bells at the tops of the half-length or unison-length cylindrical metal pipes permit an added parcel of very high but soft overtones to escape the pipes. This Clarinet speaks with a new variety of brightness rather than with more of the quinty effect heard from most organ Clarinets.

Compare with Clarinet à Pavillon.


Bell Clarinet 8', Solo; Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Austin 1926.

Bell Clarinet 8', Solo; Massey Organ Amphitheater, Chautauqua, New York, USA; Warren 1907.

Bell Clarinet 16', Orchestral; Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA; Hope-Jones 1908. (This is the earliest known example.)


Irwin[1]: Bell Clarinet.
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