Albert R. Rice, Ph.D., M.L.S.

Albert R. Rice, Ph.D., M.L.S.

495 St. Augustine Avenue  Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 625-7649  arrice@rocketmail.com

Musical Instruments:  Appraisal, Research,

Cataloging, Collection Management

Education

M.L.S. in library science – San Jose State University (California State University, Fullerton campus), 1994.

Ph.D. in musicology – Claremont Graduate School, 1987.

M.A. in music performance and music history – Claremont Graduate School, 1978.

B.A. in music – California State University at Fullerton, 1974.

Present Position:

            Librarian – Los Angeles Public Library, 1998 to present.

Appraiser of Musical Instruments – 1990 to present.

Teaching Experience

Clarinet and Saxophone Instructor – Claremont Community School of Music, 1975-1977; 1980 – 1994.

Lecturer for Class Woodwinds, Studio Clarinet – California State University at San Bernardino, 1982 – 1988.

Theory Instructor – Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 1984.

Clarinet Instructor – Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 1984 – 1986.

Lecturer for Theory I and Theory II labs – Scripps College, 1981 – 1982.

Lecturer for Theory I lab – Pomona College, 1980 – 81.

Assistant Director of the Collegium Musicum – Scripps College/Claremont Graduate School, 1980 – 1982.

Curatorial Position:

Curator – Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments of The Claremont Colleges, 1986 – 2008.

Professional Membership:

            American Musical Instrument Society, Past President, 2011-2014; Review Editor, 2010-

Galpin Society for the Study of Musical Instruments

International Clarinet Association

 

Thesis Advisor:

Douglas Middleton MacMillan, “The Flageolet in England 1800-1900 The Instrument, its music and social context” (Ph.D. diss., Royal College of Music, 2013).

Melanie Piddocke, “Theodor Lotz: A Biographical and Organological Study” (Ph.D. diss., University of Edinburgh, 2011).

Steven C. Prescott, “The Classical Clarinetist Companion: A Compilation of Information and Data on the American Classical Era Clarinet” (Doctor of Musical Arts thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011).

Jane Elizabeth Ellsworth, “The Clarinet in Early America, 1758-1820” (Ph.D. thesis, The Ohio State University, 2004).

Dale Tsang-Hall, “The Chickering Piano Company in the Nineteenth Century” (D.M.A. thesis, Rice University, 2001).

 

Publications

Four Centuries of Musical Instruments: the Marlowe A. Sigal Collection. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 2015.

“The Android Clarinetist by Cornelis Jacobus van Oeckelen (1838),” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 40 (2014), 163-189, 230-237.

“The development of the clarinet as depicted in Austro-German instruction sources, 1732-1892,” in Tradition und Innovation im Holzblasinstrumentenbau des 19. Jahrhunderts, ed. S. Werr, 81-112. Augsburg: Wißner, 2012.

“Woodwind Instruments” in Oxford Bibliographies Online, www.oxfordbibliographies.com (last modified 29/06/11) Written for undergraduate and graduate students and available to libraries through subscription.

“The Earliest Bass Clarinet Music (1794) and the Bass Clarinets by Heinrich and August Grenser.” The Clarinet 38 no. 2 (June 2011), 54-58.

“Die früheste Musik für Bassklarinette (1794) und die Bassklarinetten von Heinrich und August Grenser.” ‘rohrblatt 26 no. 1 (März 2011), 13-17.

“The rediscovery of Faber’s 1720 Mass and recent research on the early 18-century clarinet.” The Clarinet 36 no. 4 (September 2009), 54-59. 

“Verzeichnis größerer Klarinetten in öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen (Teil II).” ‘rohrblatt 24 no. 3 (September 2009), 175-176.

“Register of large size clarinets in public and private collections.” Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 38 no. 2 (Fall 2009), 15-17. 

“Die Wiederentdeckung von Fabers Messe aus dem Jahr 1720 und neueste Forschungen zur Klarinette des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts.” ‘rohrblatt 24 no. 1 (März 2009), 18-25. 

“A report on the 29th musical instrument symposium: The history, construction and repertoire of clarinet instruments, October 24-26, 2008, Music Institute for Performance Practice (Musikinstitut für Aufführungspraxis), Michaelstein.” Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 38 no. 1 (Spring 2009): 9-10. 

“Verzeichnis von tiefen Klarinetten in öffentlichen Sammlungen.” ‘rohrblatt 24 no. 1 (März 2009), 46.

“Register of Large Size Clarinets in Public Collections.” Newsletter of the Galpin Society 23 (Feb. 2009), 5. 

From the clarinet d’amour to the contra bass: A history of large size clarinets, 1740-1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 

Book review:  Jan Bouterse, Dutch Woodwind Instruments and their Makers, 1660-1760. Utrecht: Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, 2005 in Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 34 (2008): 131-135.

“The Clarinet d’Amour and Its Place in the Family of Large Size Clarinets.” “. . . In Liebe Zerflossenes Gefühl. . .” Die Klarinette: Sympsoium im Rahmen der 30. Tage Alter Musik in Herne 2005. 63-93. Eds. C. Ahrens and G. Klinke. Munich: Katzbichler, 2008.

“The Earliest Known Saxophone,” Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 37, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 11-12. 

Book review:  Heike Fricke et al. and Arnold Myers (ed.), Historic Musical Instruments in the Edinburgh University Collection: Catalogue of the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, 2007 in Galpin Society Journal 61 (2008): 341-343. 

“An Early Performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time,The Clarinet 33, no. 2 (March 2006): 82. 

“More on the clarinet in England,” Early Music 33 no. 3 (August 2005): 549.

“The Clarinet in England during the 1760s,” Early Music 33 no. 1 (February 2005): 55-63.

“Some Additions and Corrections to The Baroque Clarinet,The Clarinet 32, no. 2 (March 2005): 62-65.

The Clarinet in the Works of Joseph and Michael Haydn,” Eisenstädter Haydn-Berichte 3 (Miscellanea Referate Zweier Haydn-Tagungen 2003; Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2004), 29-46. 

“Buried Treasure – An H.N. White Saxello at the Fiske Museum,” Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 33, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 1, 5. 

Book review:  Jerry L. Voorhees, The Development of Woodwind Fingering Systems in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.  Hammond, LA: Voorhees Publishing Co., 2003 in Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 33, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 16-17. 

The Clarinet in the Classical Period (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003). 

“Müller’s Gamme de la Clarinette (c. 1812) and the Development of the Thirteen-key Clarinet,” Galpin Society Journal LVI (June 2003): 181-83.

Book review:  Jeremy Montagu, Reed Instruments. The Montagu Collection: Annotated Catalogue, vol. 4, part 2.  Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2001 in Galpin Society Journal LVI (June 2003): 267-69.

“De muziekinstrumentenvezameling van Michiel van Bolhuis (1764) (deel 1),” trans. Dona ter Beek de Klarinet 5 no. 26 (May/June 2003): 10-11; (deel 2), de Klarinet 5 no. 27 (July/August 2003): 10-11.

Book review:  Phillipe Lescat and Jean Saint-Arroman, Clarinette: Méthodes et Traités, Dictionnaires. Courlay: J. M. Fuzeau, 2000 in Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XXVIII (2002), 234-38.

“Bähr, [Franz] Josef,” “Buescher,” “Instruments, Collections of, List of Collections” “Lefèvre, (Jean) Xavier,” “Ligature (ii),” Meissner, (Adolf) Philipp (Ernst),” “Roeser, Valentin,” “Simiot, Jacques François,” “Yost, Michel,” in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.  London: Macmillan, 2001, 27 vols.

Book review:  Colin Lawson, The Early Clarinet: A Practical Guide.  Cambridge: Cabridge University Press, 2000 in Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 29, no. 3 (Fall 2000): 14-16.

with Nicholas Shackleton, “César Janssen and the transmission of Müller’s 13-keyed clarinet in France,” Galpin Society Journal LII (April 1999): 183-194.

David K. Rycroft, ed. Albert R. Rice, “A six-finger hole saxophone: The saxie,” Galpin Society Journal LII (April 1999): 195-201.

Book review:  Arnold Myers, editor. Historic Musical Instruments in the Edinburgh University Collection: Catalogue of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. Edinburgh: The Collection, 1990-98 in Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XXV (1998), 136-39.

“Clarinet Fingering Charts, 1732-1816,” Galpin Society Journal XXXVII (1984): 16-41.  Translated by José Luis Estellés as “Tablas de digitación para el clarinete (1732-1816),” Quodlibet 11 (June 1998): 96-127.

Book review:  Colin Lawson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995 and Colin Lawson, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996 in Galpin Society Journal L (1997), 284-87.

Book review:  Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg.  Martin Kirnbauer, Flöten-und Rohrblattinstrumente bis 1750: Beschreibender Katalog.  Vol. 2 of Verzeichnis der europäischen Musikinstrumente im Germanischen Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Vol. 24 of Quellenkataloge zur Musikgeschichte, ed. R. Schall (Instrumentenkataloge des Germanischen Nationalmuseums Nürnberg, no. 2; Wilhelmshaven: Florian Noetzel, 1994) in Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XXII (1996): 128-132.

Book reviews:  The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet, ed. Colin Lawson (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995) and Colin Lawson, Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996) in The Clarinet XXIII, no. 4 (July-August 1996): 47-49.

Book review:  William Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index: A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors (London: Tony Bingham, 1993) in Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XXI (1995): 94-97.

Book review:  Phillip T. Young, 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments (London: Tony Bingham, 1993) in Galpin Society Journal XLVIII (1995): 242-245,

“The earliest clarinet concertos: Johann Valentin Rathgeber’s Chelys Sonora (1728),” The Clarinet XX, no. 4 (July-August 1993): 24-28.

Book review:  Rob van Acht, Vincent van den Ende, and Hans Schimmel, Niederländische Blockflöten des 18. Jahrhunderts = Dutch Recorders of the 18th Century: Sammlung/Collection Haags Gemeentemuseum (Celle: Moeck, 1991) in Notes: quarterly journal of the music library association XXXIX, no. 4 (June 1993): 1477-1479.

“The Clarinet d’amour: A request for additional information,” FoMRHI Quarterly no. 70 (Jan. 1993): 14-17.

The Baroque Clarinet (Early Music Series, 13, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992).

“The Musical Instrument Collection of Michiel van Bolhuis (1764),” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XVIII (1992): 5-21.

“Addenda zu Karl Ventzkes “Zur Datierung deutschsprachiger Klarinettenschulen von Backofen (1803) bis Melotte (1940),” Tibia 15 (1990): 255.

“Berr’s clarinet tutors and the’Boehm’ clarinet,” Galpin Society Journal XLI (October 1988): 11-15.

“A selection of instrumental and vocal tutor and treatises entered at Stationers’ Hall from 1789 to 1818,” Galpin Society Journal XLI (October 1988): 16-23.

“The baroque clarinet in public concerts, 1726-1762,” Early Music XVI, no. 3 (August 1988): 388-95.

Communication, “History of the Bass Clarinet-Letter,” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society XIV (1988): 187-90.

“More Denner winds now in Nuremburg,” Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XVII, no. 2 (June 1988): 12-13.

“A history of the clarinet to 1820,” Ph.D. diss., Claremont Graduate School, 1987.

“The clarinet and chalumeau revisited,” Early Music XIV, no. 4 (November 1986): 552-554.

“The Clarinette d’Amour and Basset Horn,” Galpin Society Journal XXXIX (1986): 97-111.

Communication, “Early Evidence for the Use of the Oboe and Chalumeau in 17th-Century Germany-Letter,” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 12 (1986): 176.

“Tenor and bass clarinets,” Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society XIV, no. 2 (June 1985): 9.

“Clarinet Fingering Charts,” Galpin Society Journal XXXVIII (April 1985): 144-45.

“Correspondence, Clarinet reed position,” Early Music XII, no. 3 (August 1984): 429, 431.

“Clarinet Fingering Charts, 1732-1816,” Galpin Society Journal XXXVII (1984): 16-41.

“‘On the clarionet’ from the Harmonicon,” The Clarinet XI, no. 3 (Spring 1984): 34-35.

Book review:  Colin Lawson, The chalumeau in eighteenth-century music (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1981) in The Clarinet X, no. 2 (Winter 1982): 55.

“The Clarinet as Described by Lorents Nicolai Berg (1782),” Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society V-VI (1979-1980): 42-53.

“Garsault on the clarinet,” Galpin Society Journal XXXII (1979): 99-103.

“A translation and commentary of Heinz Becker’s ‘The chalumeau in the works of Telemann’,” The Clarinet VI, no. 2 (Spring 1979): 16-19.

“‘On two newly invented clarinets’ from the Harmonican,” The Clarinet V, no. 2 (Winter 1978): 39.

“An eighteenth-century description of the five-key clarinet,” The Clarinet IV, no. 2 (Winter 1977): 29-30.

“Valentin Roeser’s essay on the clarinet (1764): background and commentary. M.A. thesis, Claremont Graduate School, 1977.

“The history and literature of the chalumeau and the two-keyed clarinet,” The Clarinet I, no. 4 (August 1974): 11-21.