|BAROQUE TENOR RECORDERS AND VOICE FLUTES
J.C. DENNER tenor in d' at a=415 or tenor in c' at a=440 (pictured at left). This instrument will play either as a low pitch d' tenor (voice flute) or as a modern pitch keyless c' tenor through use of interchangeable centerpieces. Based upon an original in c' at a=460 in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, it has the remarkably full, round tone and excellent intonation of the original. As a c' tenor, it responds easily from top to bottom and can be played by people with average sized hands. In d' it has a powerful tone throughout.
P. BRESSAN voice flute in d' at a=440 or 415. Dale Higbee, an influential American recorder collector, owns one of the finest original Bressan voice flutes in existence, pitched at a=407. At his urging, that instrument has been adapted to play at modern pitch. With a free high register and rich tone, it is an excellent solo instrument. While it is primarily meant to be a high pitch instrument, it also plays well at low pitch through use of an interchangeable centerpiece.
J. DENNER tenor in c' with two brass keys, at a=415 or 440. The original on which this instrument is based is one of the finest examples of Jacob Denner's work. It is a part of the former Robert Rosenbaum collection, now in Japan. The strong low register and agile upper range combine with a bright, reedy tone to make this instrument the ultimate tenor recorder for the demanding player. It plays so well at both high and low pitch that an equal number of owners prefer it at a=440 as do at a=415. The long, thin beak and beautifully detailed footpiece enhance its pleasing appearance.
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