Henri SELMER Paris clarinets
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Bb / A clarinets
Light and easy to play, the Prologue clarinet offers immediate comfort. The ergonomic silver plated keywork enables a natural and rapid adaptation to the instrument.
The sound of the Présence clarinet is a mix of harmonic richness, and timbre. Also, the research done on the position and size of the tone holes has given this clarinet unrivalled intonation.
A sophisticated bore and a particularly selected wood, have made possible the genesis of a particular sonority ; a warm, rich and round tone, with an exceptional presence.
The tone is a subtle mixing of sweetness and energy. A wide dynamic range facilitates pianissimo and unsaturated fortissimo, with a perfectly homogeneous tone over the various registers.
Known for their great flexibility and stability, the clarinets Privilège are being refined in aesthetics, ergonomics and accuracy. They offer an excellent mechanical response.
The Privilège bass clarinet combines strikingly easy blowing and a round, warm sound that has gained in homogeneity and power. Its versatility also enables real work on the sound imprint.
The Privilège bass clarinet combines strikingly easy blowing and a round, warm sound that has gained in homogeneity and power. Its great responsiveness provides swiftness close to the B-flat and opens up a feeling of freedom.
An instrument for which the quality of the sound is premium: round, consistent, without aggressiveness. The instrument fits into orchestras very well.
The Contralto clarinet draws on all the charms of its superbly smooth, deep register, which gives it exceptional range.
The shape of the Contrabass clarinet is what sets it apart from the rest of the family: folded back on itself, it is 2.31 meters long. Made from metal and wood, it extends to a low Bb bass octave.
The alto clarinet in Eb differs from other clarinets in its curved metal neck and bell, much like the basset horn. It is a much sought after instrument and is particularly appreciated in chamber music.
Basset horn clarinet
Who wouldn't think of Mozart and his Requiem when considering this instrument that was also a favourite of Strauss and Massenet ? Previously bent in the middle, today's basset horn is straight in form and has a metal neck.
Several barrels are available...
E-Flat Clarinet Recital barrel
Two different standard lengths : Short, 43 mm Long, 45 mm.
B-Flat Clarinet Recital barrel
Two different lengths, as standard : Short (62.5 mm) and Long (64.5 mm). Same standard lengths for instruments tuned 440 or 442.
B-Flat Clarinet Signature barrel
Two different standard lengths for each pitch (440 and 442).
For 440 : Short (62.5 mm) and Long (64.5 mm).
For 442 : Short (63 mm) and Long (65 mm).
B-Flat Clarinet Présence barrel
Standard lenght (65.5).
Special lenght (64.5 ou 66.5).