The clarinet is an especially versatile woodwind instrument. It was introduced into the classical orchestra in the late eighteenth century and its expressive and virtuostic potential was immediately seized upon by composers such as Mozart. Listen to his clarinet concerto and you will surely be won over to its charms. It has a role of no less importance in the jazz and swing repertoire. Some famous jazz clarinetists of the twentieth century were Benny Goodman and Acker Bilk (who died November 2014).
Yamaha Music London offers a wide range of clarinets, including the popular YCL-450 and YCL-650 model ranges. We have clarinets made from Grenadilla wood as well as thermoplastic ABS resin. We sell B-flat, A and E-flat clarinets.
We also have clarinet mouthpieces plus parts and accessories for clarinets and other woodwind instruments.