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Chalumeau

 


Pictures:

Chalumeau alto in c, <br />copy after J.C. Denner
Chalumeau alto in c,
copy after J.C. Denner




Chalumeau tenor in f, <br />copy after J.C. Denner
Chalumeau tenor in f,
copy after J.C. Denner




Chalumeau alt and sopran Stuehnwal
Chalumeau alt and sopran Stuehnwal




Chalumeau Tenor in f Stuehnwal
Chalumeau Tenor in f Stuehnwal




Bass Chalumeau in c
Bass Chalumeau in c




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


Fingering Chart

Recordings

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