The instrument is similar to a clarinet in its construction and sound but its timbre is warmer and softer, it has a conical canal and a singular reed. It was made in the 17th and 18th century in different versions – soprano, alto, tenor, bass. It was very popular at that time thanks to a simple fingering similar to the flute and great possbilities of playing dynamically. Only a few of these instruments have remained till now.
GT Chalumeaux is made of maple wood, the rings are made of brass.
I make two kinds of copy Chalumeau
J.C. Denner( 1655-1707)
Stuehnwal about 1730, Bayerische National Museum in Munich