Clarinet à Pavillon English/French

Mentioned only by Audsley, who says:

In the Choir division of the Organ in the Church of St. Mary, East Parade, Bradford, Yorkshire [England], constructed by C. Anneessens, we found a free-red stop labeled Clarinet à Pavillon, the resonators of which are in the form of short inverted cones surmounted by shorter cylindrical pieces upon which are fitted regulating slides, shaded with partly-attached metal discs in the usual fashion. In one of the pipes we measured the conical body of the resonator is 4 7/8 inches long, having a diameter at its cylindrical adjunct of 2 inches. This adjunct and the regulating slide measure 1 inch in height. The entire resonator has, accordingly, a speaking length of about 6 inches. The tone of this stop is pleasing but not a satisfactory imitation of the orchestral Clarinet; on the contrary, it inclines to the tone one attributes to the Musette.

The name is somewhat of a mystery; the term pavillon usually indicates a “bell”, or inverted-conical section at the top of a pipe or resonator.

See Clarinet; compare with Bell Clarinet.


Audsley[2]: II.XXXVIII Clarinet.
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