The clarinet breaks in with the sentimental tune in faster time while the brass all the while are playing as before.
I can sing it, and if I had my clarinet here I could play it.
An expressive line rising in the clarinet harks back to one of the later strains of the funeral march.
Three Figures, which play the Organ and clarinet in concert.
They had got hold of a horn player, had found another man who played the clarinet, the violin, and a third instrument.
Does he play something like our violin or clarinet or oboe, or what?
He reappeared while Siebel, with the voice of a clarinet, was beginning to tell the flowers what they were to say to Margherita.
They have also a kind of clarinet, three or four different sorts of trumpets, and a stringed instrument not unlike a violoncello.
This air with its clarinet obbligato is one of the most popular solos in the opera.
A fiddle, a banjo, and a clarinet—these were the instruments.
1768, from French clarinette (18c.), diminutive of clarine "little bell" (16c.), noun use of fem. of adjective clarin (which also was used as a noun, "trumpet, clarion"), from clair, cler (see clear (adj.)). Alternative form clarionet is attested from 1784.
The instrument, a modification of the medieval shawm, said to have been invented c.1700 by J.C. Denner of Nuremberg, Germany. A recognized orchestral instrument from c.1775. Ease of playing increased greatly with a design improvement from 1843 based on Boehm's flute.
After the hautboy came the clarinet. This instrument astonished every beholder, not so much, perhaps, on account of its sound, as its machinery. One that could manage the keys of a clarinet, forty five years ago, so as to play a tune, was one of the wonders of the age. Children of all ages would crowd around the performer, and wonder and admire when the keys were moved. [Nathaniel D. Gould, "Church Music in America," Boston, 1853]German Clarinet, Swedish klarinett, Italian clarinetto, etc. all are from French. Related: Clarinettist.