Basset clarinet is a clarinet, similar to the usual soprano clarinet but longer and with additional keys to enable playing several additional lower notes. Typically a basset clarinet has keywork going to a low (written) C, as opposed to the standard clarinet's E or E♭ (both written), and is a transposing instrument most commonly in A, although instruments in C and B♭ also exist, and Stephen Fox makes a "G basset clarinet/basset horn".
The similarly named basset horn is also a clarinet with extended lower range, but is in a lower pitch (typically F); the basset horn predates, and undoubtedly inspired, the basset clarinet.
- Albert R. Rice, The Clarinet in the Classical Period. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
- Fox, Stephen. G clarinet, basset clarinet/basset horn. Retrieved on 2006-11-10.
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