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Hallo all,

I want to show you a very strange horn.
He looks like a sopranino saxophone. But the keys are designed like an oboe.
This horn in Eb. Range from B to Eb.
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It's a little bit shorter than sopranino, because it does not have a low Bb
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What is this? A saxophone or not???
I will be very glad to know your opinions.

Best To All,

Alex
 

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Re: A very strange horn

any writing on the horn? Clearly not a King, but the domed key cups look like King!
 

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Re: A very strange horn

It is a German horn, the end of the 19th century.
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Writing - Heckel-Biebrich
 

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It's a Heckel-Clarina.

from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckel-clarina
The heckel-clarina is a single reed, conical bore instrument made of metal, resembling a soprano saxophone.[1] It has the fingering of the oboe and the clarinet single-reed mouthpiece.[2] Two versions, one a transposing instrument in Bb and one in Eb, were produced. According to Heckel's promotional materials, the heckel-clarina's tone resembled that of a cor anglais in its low register, a saxophone in the middle, and a clarinet in its upper range.[1]
The clarina was found very effective as a solo instrument.[2] The instrument is not to be confused with the heckelphone-clarinet, also a very rare conical bore single reed woodwind by Heckel but lower in pitch and made of wood.
 

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I have a friend looking for one. Please pm me if it is for sale.
 
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