Clarinete Spanish
Clarinette Spanish

The spelling Clarinete is mentioned only by Williams, who describes it as a Spanish regal of Krummhorn 8' tone, or a horizontal regal of Dulzian tone, found in the mid-18th cent. Grove says Clarinette (little Clarín) was a Spanish Regal, sometimes en chamade, found in the heyday of Iberian organs (c1750). However, no examples are known of that spelling in traditional Spanish organs. See Clarinet.


Osiris contains over 40 examples of Clarinete, all in Spanish organs, and all at 8' pitch. The oldest ones are listed below.

Clarinete 8', manual left; Parraquoia, Frechilla, Palencia, Spain; Banayas 1691. May have been added in 1788.

Clarinete 8', manual right; Parroquia de Santa María Magdalena, Tudela, Navarra, Spain; Tarazona 1721.

Clarinete 8', manual right; Parroquia de San Miguel, Carcar, Navarra, Spain; Mañeua y Ximénez 1736. May have been added in 1767 or 1841.

Clarinete 8', Manual II; Parroquia de Santa María, Tafalla, Navarra, Spain; Mañeru y Ximénez 1735. May have been added in the 1900's.

Clarinete 8' (en chamade), manual right; San Juan Bautista, Santoyo, Palencia, Spain; de la Rosa 1738.


Williams[1]: Glossary: Clarinet.
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