Klarinet Archive - Posting 000849.txt from 1996/04
From: Nick Shackleton <njs5%cam.ac.uk@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: Clarinets and Chalumeaux
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 20:09:38 -0400
Look up "Mock trumpet"- this was the name given to the keyless chalumeau
around 1690 in England
>This was something I read in a book. Perhaps the author was refering to a
>keyless chalumeaux. Does a keyless chalumeax exist? It is of interest
>because the double reeded instruments are much older.
>I recall that the author had made a prototype chalumeaux to demonstrate.
>There was a picture of it (the prototype) and it appeared to be quite
>short in length maybe 8 to 12 inches.
>On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, C&K Hill wrote:
>> Dear Richard,
>> You are kidding aren't you... There are at least seven original chalumeau in
>> existance, all of them extremely well documented.
>> Craig Hill.
>> >Part of the problem is that no original chalumeaux instruments exist.
>> >I am wondering whether this instrument did exist.