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Early baroque recorders

Early baroque tenor recorderEarly baroque alto recorderEarly baroque soprano recorder

Soprano c"
Alto g'
Alto f'
Tenor c'

These instruments are intended primarily for the solo repertoire of the 17th century. They are also suitable for solo music of the Italian Renaissance. 

The recorders of the early baroque period are really transitional instruments from the Renaissance to the late baroque period, and various very different constructions are handed down. My instruments are based on the type that was made by H.F. Kynsecker in Nuremberg. After intensive studies I have improved and refined this concept. The bore is gradually stepwise conical.

The early baroque recorders have a range of more than two octaves which can be played with historical baroque fingering. Only some semitone fingerings have to be changed slightly. 

The instruments have original (historical baroque) fingering.
They are made in two parts, with a narrow brass ferrule and are available in the sizes and pitches as follows

Soprano c'': 440 or 415 Hz

Alto g' or f': 440 or 415 Hz

Tenor c'. 440 or 415 Hz






Sound samples :

  • Audio
  • Video

A. Falconieri (Naples 1586 – 1656) - Ciaccona l'eroica

A. Valente (Italia, fl 1570) - Gagliarda napoletana


Michel Keustermans, Laura Pok - recorders
(Early baroque soprano recorders in 415 Hz, plumwood)   
et al.        

from: "FOLIAS - Folies baroques "


Jan van Hoecke
Early baroque soprano recorder 440 Hz, plumwood

Frederic de Roos
Early baroque soprano recorder 415 Hz, plumwood

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