The early chalumeau duets

Lawson, C. (1974) The early chalumeau duets. The Galpin Society Journal, 27. pp. 125-129. ISSN 0072-0127


The two-keyed chalumeau, for which a number of composers wrote in the first half of the 18th century, has long been accepted as the forerunner of the clarinet. Only recently, however, has it been noticed that the chalumeau itself represents a development of the recorder rather than of a folk instrument.

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