Love foot

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As Liebesfuß those pear-shaped is the bell called, would have resulted from double-reed instruments like the d'amore Oboe , the English horn and Heckelphone narrowed to a small opening and therefore in terms of a silencer these musical instruments a characteristic, soft timbre gives. He is the eponymous feature of the oboe d'amore, in the Baroque period especially lovely addition to other sounding instruments (eg. As viola d'amore ) was developed as well as some developed later, but now extinct Clarinette d'amour or clarinet d 'amore (en) .

A slightly larger and 90 degree angled love foot, which can be turned both forwards and backwards, can be found on historical basset clarinets , or on a modern basset clarinet, which takes over this detail from a historical clarinet.

Individual evidence

  1. Photo of a replica of the Stadler basset clarinet with love foot