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The clarinet is invented in Germany (1690)

The clarinet is invented in Germany (1690)

Johann Christoph Denner  who was born in Nuremburg, Germany invented the Clarinet on January 14th 1960. It evolved from an earlier instrument called the chalumeau, but by adding two keys it increased the instruments range.

Activity Ideas

  • Enjoy a lovely clarinet performance – here
  • How about as part of a classy classical evening – here
  • Take our Musical instrument quiz – here
  • And then try our Uncommon Instruments quiz – here
  • Print off and enjoy the section in our monthly Activity Book – here
  • And make your own instruments with our activity – here
  • Learn more about the clarinet with the London Philharmonia Orchestra – here