Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments


Proceedings of the Clarinet and Woodwind Colloquium 2007

CELEBRATING THE COLLECTION OF SIR NICHOLAS SHACKLETON

Papers presented at the meeting organised by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

Edinburgh, 22-24 June 2007

These 27 papers present original research from the world's leading experts in clarinet and woodwind studies. This compilation celebrates the contributions to clarinet and woodwind scholarship of the late Sir Nicholas Shackleton.

The papers have been edited by Arnold Myers, Chairman of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, assisted by Eleanor Smith (University of Edinburgh) and Heike Fricke. The bound volume of 272 full-colour pages contains the following papers presented at the Colloquium:

CONTENTS

Page 3 Foreword
Arnold Myers, University of Edinburgh

Page 7 Nicholas Shackleton: Collector extraordinaire
William Waterhouse, London and Cheltenham

Page 15 The Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection in the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments: an Overview
Heike Fricke, Berlin

Page 25 Musical History: Historical Music
Colin Lawson, Royal College of Music, London

Page 31 The Viennese Wind Instrument Maker, Theodor Lotz (c 1747-1792)
Melanie Piddocke, The Hague, Netherlands and Saintes, France

Page 41 Heinrich Grenser's Keywork Concepts
Eleanor Smith, University of Edinburgh

Page 48 The Origin of French and German Clarinets
Eric Hoeprich, Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands; Conservatoire de Paris; Indiana University, Bloomington

Page 59 The Basset Horn in France in the Eighteenth Century
Jean Jeltsch, Université de Lille, France

Page 73 Clarinets of the Clinton Family
James Joseph, Northumberland

Page 79 Iwan Müller's Soprano Clarinet: Structural Evolution towards Adolphe Sax's Bass Clarinet
Juncal Diago Ortega, Conseervatory of Music of A Coruña, Spain
José-Modesto Diago Ortega, Conservatory of Music of Cadix, Spain

Page 84 The Bass Clarinets of Adolphe Sax and their Historical Importance
Albert R. Rice, Fiske Museum, Claremont Colleges, California

Page 101 Extant Soprano Clarinets by Adolphe Sax
Thomas Reil, Uhingen, Germany

Page 115 The Early American Clarinet: Makers, Sellers, Players
Jane Ellsworth, Eastern Washington University, USA

Page 121 Boosey and Company: Trade in Clarinets in the Late Nineteenth Century
Kelly White, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Page 131 Resources for Clarinet Research in the Boosey & Hawkes Collection and Archive
E. Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Horniman Musuem, London

Page 141 In Contemplation of the Clarinets at the Royal College of Music, London
Ingrid Elizabeth Pearson, Royal College of Music, London

Page 151 The Gaida Bagpipe in the Evros region of Greek Thrace: an Overview of an Organological Ethnography
Haris Sarris, Greece

Page 159 A Prescription for the Clarinet's Sore Throat: Throat B-flat Mechanisms as Illustrated Using Clarinets from the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection
Deborah Check Reeves, National Music Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, USA

Page 173 The Reform Boehm system: Right Compromise Between French and German Systems ?
Luigi Magistrelli, Italy

Page 181 Stubbins S-K Mechanism Clarinet
Nophachai Cholthitchanta, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, University of Arkansas, USA

Page 191 Clarinet Forked E-flat/B-flat - a New Approach
John Playfair, U.K.

Page 195 The 'Stradivari Interview' - The Correlation between the Geometry of a Clarinet Mouthpiece and its Performance
William Peatman, Berlin

Page 215 The Home Key of the Clarinet
John Dick, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, U.K.

Page 225 Clarinets and Tárogatók used in the Viennese Court Opera under the Director Gustav Mahler
Beatrix Darmstädter, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Page 237 The 'Melba Gift': The Role of Woodwind and Brass Instruments in the History of the Stabilisation of Pitch Standards in Melbourne in the early Twentieth Century
Simon Purtell, Norman Macgeorge Scholar, University of Melbourne, Australia

Page 243 Brazilian Clarinet Music by the Composer Francisco Mignone and his 'Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra'
Fernando José Silveira, Rio de Janeiro State Federal University, Brazil

Page 248 The Derivation of Contemporary Performing Techniques
Ian Mitchell, Trinity College of Music, London

Page 255 The New Clarinet in Japan
E. Michael Richards, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Proceedings of the Clarinet and Woodwind Colloquium 2007 edited by Arnold Myers, Eleanor Smith and Heike Fricke
Book design by Heike Fricke
Published by Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
October 2012. 272 pages, full colour illustrations.
ISBN 978 0 907635 59 8

Price: 56.00 pounds sterling, including packing and postage to addresses in the United Kingdom

Price: 64.00 pounds sterling, including packing and postage to addresses in Europe

Price: 73.00 pounds sterling, including packing and postage, rest of World

Suggestion: you can purchase at the same time the Catalogue of the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection. This bound tome describes over 900 instruments and related items and is illustrated by over 1000 full colour illustrations. Published June 2007. 809 pages, 1024 illustrations. ISBN 978 0 907635 58 1 :: 63.00 pounds sterling including packing and postage to addresses in the United Kingdom :: 70.00 pounds sterling including packing and postage to addresses in the Europe :: 84.00 pounds sterling including packing and postage to rest of world.

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This article was re-published on 19 December 2022