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WIND INSTRUMENTS      
The KOSS Clarinet
by Wolgang Koss (Vienna, ca 1827-30)
Board of Trustees, 1994
is made of boxwood with horn rings and 5 brass keys (standard during the time of Mozart and Beethoven), and ornate carvings on the bell and the barrel.
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The MARTIN Flute
by Gottfried Martin (Potsdam, 1822)
Arne B. Larson Collection
is made of cocuswood with 7 silver keys and ivory ferrules. It had 3 alternate upper joints so that the player could match the pitch standard used in various venues at the time.


Clarinet

Flute
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Trumpet
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Saxophone
The HAAS Trumpet
by Ernst Johann Conrad Haas (Nürnberg, 1775)
Arne B. and Jeanne F. Larson Fund, Fund in Memory of Grace L. Beede, and Funds given by Clifford and Lavonne Graese

This trumpet is made of silver with gold trim and is elaborately decorated from the bell rim to the mouthpiece. It was built by the third generation of the Haas dynasty of brass instrument makers in Nürnberg, a city famed for its fine metal working.
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Sax's Ophicleide
by Adolphe Sax (paris, ca 1840)
Board of Trustees, 1985

Shown here is a soprano ophicleide, unique because most ophicleides were bass instruments. This 9-keyed brass instrument was popular until the middle of the 19th century. Some composers such as Berlioz often required the use of bass ophicleides in their works. This particular model features a decorative bow guard and brace with the handrest in the form of a snake, thus shaped because like the trombone, the instrument was associated with music depicting the netherworld.

Adolphe Sax was of course the inventor of the saxophone. He was a renowned Belgian instrument builder and an adept clarinetist who contributed greatly to the development of many brass instruments.
Photos courtesy of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County Photos courtesy of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County

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