Author: Philip Caron
Date: 2018-03-22 19:25
Weeding files, I found a spreadsheet I did a few years ago. It attempts to list all the different pitched clarinets ever made. I failed to record my sources for this, but I remember there were several online plus one book.
Here's the list in descending order of pitch. Asterisk indicates obsolete.
Piccolo: G6*, C*, Bb5*, A*, Ab
Sopranino: G5*, F*, E*, Eb, D
Soprano: C5, Bb4, B*, A, Ab* (d'amour) , G
Alto: F4*, E* (basset), Eb, D (basset)
Bass: C4*, Bb3, A*
Contra-alto: G3*, F*, Eb
Contra-bass: C3*, Bb2
Octocontra-alto: Eb2 (experimental)
Octocontra-bass: Bb1 (experimental)
30 different pitches. Only Db and Gb are not represented. There are 5 different Bb clarinets.