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Renaissance Recorders

These modern pitch instruments are made of maple and designed to work beautifully as an ensemble. They are flawless in tone from bottom to top and are based on instruments in the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum. The bores have been adjusted to maintain complementary tone color from the great bass through the soprano. Powerful at the low end and responsive at the top, they incorporate the best qualities of renaissance originals. They blend best with the standard renaissance fingering (open g" on the alto) and 1/4 comma meantone tuning. The solo tenor has a narrower bore and is made of boxwood, giving it a brighter tone and quicker response. The f bassett is available with a direct blow cap, a bocal, or both at an additional cost. A bocal cap is also available for the g bassett but not usually needed due to the smaller size of the instrument. The foot section separates on the Bass in c and the Great Bass in F.

Thomas Prescott with the new Great Bass in F

Soprano in d": $1,875
Soprano in c": $1,875*
Alto in a': $2,175
Alto in g': $2,175*
Alto in f': $2,175*
Tenor in d': $2,625
Tenor in c': $2,625
  with key & fontanelle: $3,725
Solo Tenor in boxwood: $2,725
Bassett in g: $5,200
Bassett in f: $5,200*
Bass in c: $6,650
Great Bass in F: $10,350
SATB consort (keyless tenor): $10,687.50

Bocal cap in addition to direct blow: $650
Strut to support Bass or Great Bass:
  Short- two telescoping pieces: $150
  Long- three telescoping pieces: $200

A 10% discount is offered if you purchase a four instrument or larger renaissance consort. It is deducted at the time the fourth instrument is paid for. The discount continues to apply to any instruments added to the set.

* These instruments are no longer available. Orders sometimes fall through. If an instrument is listed as "no longer available," you may still order it. Please understand that it will be serendipitous if we are able to complete it for you.

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