Flue Clarinet English
Labial Clarinet English
Labial Klarinette German

Wedgwood lists Flue Clarinet and its synonym Labial-Klarinette, together with Flue Cor Anglais, Flue Euphone, and Flue Oboe, with the following description:

The author once saw what is termed by its maker (a German builder) a flue Clarinet. It was an open wooden pipe, with a very low and sharp-cut inverted lip. In tone it could hardly be said to imitate a Clarinet any more than an Oboe, what it most resembled was a “bee in a bottle.” Its adjustment was such as to render it liable to be thrown off its speech by a very slight accumulation of dust. Various tones, however, can be built up, for solo purposes, compositely.
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In the remarkable organ built by the Austin Organ Co., of U.S.A., for the Angelus Co. (Mr. J. Herbert Marchall) at Regent House, Regent Street, W., may be heard a Flue Clarinet stop, built up of the Quintatön 8 ft., and Viole d'Orchestre 8 ft.
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Herr Laukhuff, of Wiekersheim, Württemburg, has recently (March, 1905) taken up the manufacture and voicing of ... Labial Clarinet - Viola and Quintatön.

Labial Klarinette is listed by Grove, whose entire description reads: “8 ft. A flue stop whose pipes have double-barrel shape with a constriction or waist in the middle of the tube.”

See Clarinet, Clarinet Flute.


Osiris contains only one example of Labial Klarinette:

Labialklarinette 4', Positiv; Cathedral, Paderborn, Germany; Sauer 1981.


Sumner[1]: Labial Klarinette. Wedgwood[1]: Flue Clarinet.
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