I have started to write about some of the eminent people I have known and who have influenced me as a clarinet maker. Some are household names like Gervase de Peyer, others less well-known. First up is Jack Brymer. But this time it's from where I sit. Here it is.
During the last three years, most of Gervase de Peyer's and Roy Jowitt's clarinets, both B&H and Eaton, have been with us here in Effingham, and some of them still are. I have written assessments of them, together with some thoughts on the evaluation of individual instruments.
This link will take you to it.
Peter Eaton clarinets are not currently in production. We will continue to support and service our instruments for the forseeable future and mouthpiece production will increase. If you are interested in a continuance of the long illustrious story of the unique sound of the English clarinet, please read this: Suspension of Production
I wrote an article about the history of the English clarinet and my involvement in it for the Spring 2019 edition of the magazine Clarinet & Saxophone (CASS). I was interviewed by Anna Hashimoto for a follow-up article in the Autumn 2019 edition of the magazine. Both articles can be accessed via the CASS articles link.
Anna also interviewed me for an article in the April 2011 edition of the Japanese woodwind and brass magazine Pipers. It is reproduced in English with permission from the editor.
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