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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000180.txt from 2010/11

From: Gary Van Cott <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Identify the instrument
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 20:03:10 -0500

Hello Kathy,

I think a quick google search will answer most of your questions.

I think the answer to your first question is yes.

The modern instrument is something like a wooden soprano saxophone but
with a much more limited range.

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On 11/13/2010 4:55 PM, Kathy Williams-DeVries wrote:
> Hello
> Would the learned members of the list please enlighten me? A Hungarian
> friend recently sent me youtube videos of a tarogato, saying that it was a
> kind of shawm. Given that the shawm is a double reed instrument, I was
> somewhat mystified to find to find that, though the sound was definitely
> oboe-like, perhaps more of a cor anglais sound, the videos showed the
> instrument to be played with a single reed mouthpiece. Has the tarogato
> evolved from a double reed to single reed instrument, or has it always been
> a single reed instrument played on what looks to be a clarinet mouthpiece?
> The keywork looks to be German system.
> Regards,
> Kathy Williams-DeVries

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