Besson Contrabass Clarinet Pictures

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In August 2005 I visited the Bate Collection in Oxford, without much time to spare, and got just a few pictures of the Besson Contrabass Clarinet.

Contrabass or pedal clarinet in Bb
Fontaine Besson
London, post 1890, maple
Simple-system, covered action, without trills
ex Royal Military School of Music
ex Carse Collection

The Bate Collection is in St Aldate's, a few minutes walk south from Carfax. It is open 2-5pm and is free.

Click either for a larger picture.

besson contrabass clarinet
besson contrabass clarinet