A Clarinet  

A clarinet

The A clarinet is not seen very often outside a symphony orchestra. It is pitched one half note below the B-flat and is therefore a little bit longer. Since many orchestra pieces are written in keys suitable for violins, the A clarinet "eliminates" the most tricky keys for the B-flat clarinet.

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