chalumeau
(chah-LOO-moe)


[Fr.]


  1. The lowest register playable by instrumentsin the clarinet family. The term chalumeau and clarinet were used interchangeably until the late 18th century.

  2. A French term for shawm.

    See also [Eng.] shawm; [Fr.] pipeau (m); [Fr.] chalumeau (m); [Ger.] Schalmei (f); [Ger.] Hirtenpfeife (f); [It.] cennamella (f); [It.] ciaramella (f).


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