Early baroque recorders
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 :
A. Falconieri (Naples 1586 – 1656) - Ciaccona l'eroica
A. Valente (Italia, fl 1570) - Gagliarda napoletana
LA CETRA D'PRFEO:
Michel Keustermans, Laura Pok - recorders
from: "FOLIAS - Folies baroques "
Jan van Hoecke
Frederic de Roos