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A Brief History of the Clarinet The first form of the clarinet was available in western Europe in the 17th century in various pitches and was commonly called chalumeau The word chalumeau is of French origin and is a generic name for any small reed-blown pipe The clarinet was first developed from the chalumeau around 1700 by the German instrument maker JC Denner It is commonly implied that Denner invented the clarinet by improving the chalumeau Denner gave the clarinet a separate mouthpiece added keys to it developed the bell and made available for the first time the third and fifth harmonics The clarinet was used very sporadically in the first half of the 18th century and parts with a restricted compass were assigned to it This was probably due to the imperfections of the new instrument By 1800 few orchestras would have been without the clarinet In chamber music its place had been assured by Mozart As a solo instrument it had already had by 1800 a fairly long career The years 1800 to 1840 were a period of soloists and concerto players and mechanical development In 1812 Ivan Muller presented a newly designed clarinet to the Paris Conservatoire The new instrument was one of 13 keys and the furthest advance since the wotk of Denner Muller is said to have been the second great figure in the world of development of the clarinet The last innovator in the history of the clarinet was Hyacinthe Klose In 1839 he invented what has since become known as the Boehm System clarinet The system is named after Theobald Boehm who invented a system for the flute by placing holes in the proper acoustical positions He also imvented a series of ring keys by which a finger can close a ring when covering a whole and by doing so operate another key to cover a different hole of some distance The period from 1840
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