E-flat Clarinet

E-flat Clarinet

E-flat Clarinet range

This is the smallest clarinet in common use.  Its high pitched squeal is well-known in both the band and orchestral literature.  Early band composers utilized the small E-flat Clarinet (as well as the now extinct high F Clarinet) as a staple of their writing.  One needs only to look at Berlioz’s Funeral and Triumphal Symphony to see how he constantly uses the E-flat Clarinet as one of the main melody instruments.  Continue reading “E-flat Clarinet”