The early history of the clarinet and chalumeau

  title={The early history of the clarinet and chalumeau},
  author={C. Karp},
  journal={Early Music},
  • C. Karp
  • Published 1986
  • History
  • Early Music
The histories of the clarinet' and the chalumeau2 have received considerable attention both as far as organology and performance practice are concerned,3 and although a satisfactory account of the early development of the clarinet has yet to be written, the once enigmatic question of the identity of the chalumeau4 is now widely regarded as resolved.5 Within the surviving body of 18th-century twokeyed single-reed instruments (once all regarded as clarinets because of their mouthpieces),6 a… Expand
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