The Clarineau (kl-air-in-O) is a further developement from the chalumeaux.
This type of instrument has been known since the Middle Ages and sounds one ocatve lower than the recorder of the same length.
Usually the chalumeaux have a narrow, cylindrical inner bore.
This results in a nasal tone.
On the search for an ensemble-friendly tone quality, we developed for the Kunath clarineaus a wider cylindrical inner bore.
This- along with the tonewoods used- gives the instrument a warmer, fuller sound.