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SPECIAL EXHIBITS OF INSTRUMENTS

FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AT THE
FISKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

Baritone Saxophone lent Anonymously:

Baritone Saxophone, Adolphe Sax, 1845-46, serial number 4634. The earliest surviving saxophone by its inventor, Adolphe Sax. This instrument is experimental in several aspects of construction.

Harpsichord lent by Edgardo Sodero, San Sebastian, Spain:

Spinet, Thomas Keene, London, ca. 1685. G/C to d3.

Piano lent by Edgardo Sodero, San Sebastian, Spain.

Square Piano by George Garcka, London, 1792, FF to f3. Ex Colt Collection.

Piano lent by Will Waite, Fullerton, California:

Square Piano by Trute & Weidberg, Philadelphia? ca. 1794, FF to f3.

Woodwinds lent from the Bocquet-Moir Collection, Santa Monica, California:

Boehm-system flute by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1860.

Boehm-system flute by Djalma Julliot, Le Couture, 1898.

Boehm-system flute by the Baxter-Northrup Co., Los Angeles, ca. 1925.

13-key boxwood oboe by Franz Ludwig, Prague, ca. 1840. It is similar to the Sellner system oboes having a sliding tuning head and metal-lined finger and tone holes.

12-key transition-system oboe by Triébert, Paris, ca. 1845. It includes one ring and "spectacle" key for the left hand and two rings for the right hand.

Conservatory-system oboe by François Lorée, Paris, 1883. Serial no. B018.

Conservatory-system oboe by Jacques Albert, Brussels, ca. 1890. Serial no. 839.

5-key pearwood B-flat clarinet by George Miller, London, ca. 1775.

6-key boxwood B-flat clarinet of English origin, ca. 1780.

6-key boxwood C clarinet by Jean-Jacques Baumann, Paris, ca. 1800.

13-key boxwood B-flat clarinet by Thomas Key, London, ca. 1830. In case.

13-key boxwood B-flat clarinet by Jean Baptiste Tabard, Lyon, ca. 1830.

13-key ebony B-flat clarinet by Jacques Printemp, Lille, 1837.

Boehm-system B-flat clarinet by Louis Auguste Buffet jeune, Paris, 1847-50.

13-key B-flat clarinet by Adolphe Sax, Paris, ca. 1855.

Albert-system B-flat clarinet by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1880. B-flat mechanism is attached to A key.

Albert-system B-flat clarinet by Eugène Albert, Brussels, ca. 1880. Full Albert system.

Albert-system E-flat clarinet (double-wall) by the Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1890. Serial no. 260.

Albert-system A clarinet (double-wall) by the Conn Co., Elkhart, ca. 1890. Serial no. 148.

Bass chalumeau by Guntram Wolf, Germany, ca. 1985 after the instrument by Kress in Salzburg.