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. (Click
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of an intricately carved clarinet bell. Close pop-up window when done.)
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.
in the orchestra are the WIND INSTRUMENTS?
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of bell rim in pop-up window. Close window when done.)
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. (Click on image to view detail of bell
rim in pop-up window. Close window when done.)
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 CountyPhotos courtesy of the Philharmonic
Society of Orange County