RECORDERS PITCH A=440



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Following numerous requests and the building of special recorders for customers, we have decided to include these recorders in the catalogue.

They are descant instruments in C (A=440) with a tuning slide to allow players to tune up or down to suit the vagaries of pub sessions.The tuning slide consists of telescoping brass tubes which make little difference to the bore diameter when the slide is pulled out. There are limitations as regards the instruments internal tuning but you can expect satisfactory performance within a semitone of concert pitch.

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Built in Mopane or African Blackwood with a silver plated ferrule these recorders produce a good carrying tone with wonderful volume suitable for the loudest session.

Price £ 240.00



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RENAISSANCE RECORDERS PITCH A=440




Renaissance recorders appeared in the early 16th century and survived until the more sophisticated baroque recorder replaced it in the early 18th century. Early examples had wide bores and a warm tone with good volume. My renaissance recorders are typical of this type. We make in boxwood (descants only), maple or fruit woods optionally stained with nitric acid. Many originals can be found in museums around Europe most notably in Vienna.



Descant recorder in C £ 195.00

Treble recorder in F £ 320.00

Tenor recorder in C £ 460.00

Bass (basset) recorder in F £ 1,720.00

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MEDIEVAL RECORDERS

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My descant medieval recorders are parallel bored instruments with an open voicing giving good volume and flexibility combined with an excellent tone. They are pitched at A=440 which is suitable for renaissance and earlier period music as well as fitting in with modern instruments. A full two octaves and accurate tuning make these recorders extremely popular with musicians at all levels. They are available in three different styles (as seen below) based on original finds, museum exhibits and period illustrations.

MEDIEVAL RECORDER .

Iconographical evidence points to the existence of simple fipple flutes like this one but it is difficult to distinguish from drawings and paintings as to the number of holes in a given instrument. My medieval recorders follow the French notion "Flutes a neuf trous" although we only drill the ninth (left handed) hole when this is specified by the customer. Although there are numerous alterations made by my own development work acknowledgement must be made to A.E MOULDER and A.LORRETTO for the original "conjectural medieval recorder" in the Bate collection, Oxford, which was my inspiration for this model.

Price £ 155.00



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DORDRECHT RECORDER

Found in 1958 under the foundations of a house (Huis te Merwede) in Dordrecht in the Netherlands and radio carbon dated to 1250 the Dordrecht recorder is the earliest find which is sufficiently intact to be of use to modern makers. Various examinations of the Dordrecht recorder indicate that it was a descant instrument. The tenons at either end indicate a wind cap and foot probably made from a harder material, but these were not found.

Price £ 220.00



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GOTTINGEN RECORDER

Found in the latrine of a medieval house, Weender Strasse 26, Gottingen, Germany, the Gottingen recorder was among many other artifacts from the 13th and 14th centuries including glass, pottery, shoe fragments, pattens and 25 dice! Fragments of timber from the same layer in the latrine were dated dendrochronologically between 1246 and 1322. The original Gottingen recorder was a shorter and higher pitched instrument than the model we make, but we think you will find ours more useful if not musically identical. It is interesting to note that the original showed dents around the bulbous end indicating it's possible use as a drum beater.

Price £ 210.00



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Last Updated April 2013