I answer your questions about the A-flat Piccolo Clarinet
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Author: Bret Newton - Composer
Is there such a thing as the Piccolo Oboe?
I apologize for my poor Eefer playing. In retrospect, I probably should have left it out.
Where can I buy one?
About the high G clarinet, a German company called Wurlitzer produces a high G clarinet.
I would love to see an high A Clarinet a octave above the A clarinet
Where were you able to play an a flat?
LA Ripamonti in Milan makes the A-flat clarinet. I bought one from them years ago.
Looking for this video for a long time!
I’ve seen a clarinet pitched in E natural, one semitone above the E-flat clarinet.
If you know of him, Samuel Andreyev has a piece on his YouTube channel, Verifications that makes use of an Ab clarinet. He really likes the instrument.
Goody day, Mr Newton and an interesting video as always. Although I’m from Austria, I had actually never heard of the a-flat clarinet before you mentioned it in an older video. As far as I have experienced, even e-flat clarinets are rather rare in more rural areas. In Vienna though, you can expect to see probably every (woodwind) instrument you can imagine, like for example the MDW, where I hope to one day study classical saxophone, owns the whole range from soprillo down to contrabass saxophone and they even have (german system) bassethorns.