Date of Award

1987

Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Music, PhD

Program

School of Art and Humanities

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Frank Traficante

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Helen M. Smith

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Roland Jackson

Dissertation or Thesis Committee Member

Philip H. Dreyer

Rights Information

© 1987 Albert Richard Rice

Abstract

This study presents a detailed history of the clarinet from its ancient origins to 1820. It is divided into three parts: 1) origins, 2) the baroque clarinet, and 3) the classical clarinet. In the first part the ancestor of the modern instrument is traces to the memet of Ancient Egypt (2700 B.C.), and evidence is reviewed for the existence of a wind instrument having a single reed during the sixteenth century. Three chapters are then devoted to the Mock Trumpet and the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century chalumeau. The baroque clarinet is discussed in the second part. This part consists of four chapters concerning design and construction, playing techniques, music, and use by amateurs and professionals. The last part is devoted to the classical clarinet. It consists of three chapters concerning design and construction, playing techniques, and music.

Comments

Dissertation divided in two different volumes (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, xliii, 557 leaves).

DOI

10.5642/cguetd/106

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