Klarinet Archive - Posting 000177.txt from 1995/01
From: Timothy Tikker <tjt@-----.ORG>
Subj: Re: Pre-WWII instruments
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 12:01:44 -0500
On Fri, 6 Jan 1995, Roger J. Shilcock wrote:
> There was also a British "high pitch" or "band pitch" of a'=452, and there are
> probably second-hand (very) instruments built to this pitch here and there
> around the world being got rid of at the first opportunity.
A few times in recent Clarinet Journals people have mentioned stumbling
across Clarinets in B-natural. I wonder if these weren't really just
B-flat instruments at a' @-----.
The high pitch phenomenon was known in other countries as well. A number
of the Catalonian Sardana Coblas were at this pitch, according to
Baines. Also, I know several 19th century American organs at this pitch
(e.g. Holy Cross RC Cathedral, Boston, built 1875).