The CITES regulation has changed

As of December 14th 2019, no CITES permit will be required in the EU for export as well as for the import of CITES specimens covered by annotation # 15 (dalbergia (except nigra) and guibourtia).

WARNING : However, in some countries the entry into force will be even later and at different dates. Therefore, we strongly advise you to contact the CITES management authorities of the countries you are trading with before any transportation

Exporting: Until December 14th 2019, the introduction into the EU, its export or re-export from the EU will continue to require the submission of the corresponding EU permit or certificate. Importation: Until December 14th 2019, an import permit will still be required but the application for this permit in an EU Member State does not have to be accompanied by an export permit and the "CITES Appendix" field of the EU. Application form must be left blank. Interpretation of "non-commercial": Regarding annotation 15, the EU will continue to apply the interpretation of "non-commercial", "10 kg per consignment" and "bundled consignment" of an orchestra contained in the CITES notification No. 2017/0783 until December 14th 2019.

The following CITES Committees will be held in Geneva, Switzerland: ◦Joint sessions of the Animals and Plants Committees: Friday 17 July 2020 ◦25th meeting of the Plants Committee: Monday 20 July - Thursday 23 July 2020 ◦73rd meeting of the Standing Committee: Monday 5 October - Friday 9 October 2020

More info on the CSFI website

The Clarinet Family by Henri SELMER Paris

Although the Boehm system clarinet in Bb is the most widely known member of the clarinet family, it also has a number of cousins that share the limelight with contemporary musicians today.

Here we take a look at the clarinet family, from the highest to the lowest voice.

Bb & A Selmer Paris clarinets: a wide range of acoustic options

The “Saint Louis” Anniversary model embodies all the progress achieved by SELMER Paris over the century. It represents the successful culmination of 100 years of technical expertise and profound dialogue with artists.
The Bb and A “Saint Louis” clarinets feature a versatile personality with the capacity to meet the needs of different playing styles. Rich, open sound, easy blowing emission, broad dynamics, balanced tuning and great projection capacity are just some of the quality features that characterise the SELMER Paris clarinet philosophy.

A sophisticated bore, made from specially selected and worked ebony, has made possible the genesis of a particular tone; as a noble and living matter, the wood itself gives the "Recital" its warm, rich and round tone, with an exceptional presence (the diameter of the joints is bigger than on a traditional model, by two millimetres). A significant reserve of power and dense tonal material favour a generous playing style.
A very expressive instrument for those who are looking for "a sound". An original design for an acoustic result of rare quality.

"SIGNATURE" is a unique and unrivalled concept.
The tone, the right compromise between roundness and presence, is a subtle mix of sweetness and energy. A wide dynamic range facilitates pianissimo and unsaturated fortissimo, with a perfectly homogeneous tone over the various registers. A centred and easy emission provides a high level of control.
The tuning of the B-flat clarinet is perfectly balanced, featuring higher toneholes and thumb rest plates : in addition, it is available in two different pitches (440 or 442).

Its flexibility gives an optimum homogeneity and tuning. A very swift setting to vibration ensures an excellent response and a great versatility.
Marked by the roundness and warmth of the Selmer Paris clarinets, the Privilege has its own technical specificities: a slender bell for more generous low tones and a bore (0.575”), the largest of the whole line, for an excellent playing comfort. An exceptional projection, a clear-cut detaché, a great sound quality for a strong presence in the orchestra.
A flexible instrument with a refined design and careful ergonomics.

Clarinet barrels