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Thread #94923   Message #1843899
Posted By: oggie
26-Sep-06 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Recorders type/range?
Subject: RE: Recorders type/range?
In the seventies I had a brief chance to play a sub-contra bass recorder. Eight foot long and a mind blowing experience.   From memory I believe it was made by Moeck at a mind blowing price!

I've used a Moeck Pearwood for 20 odd years and it's still going strong, ditto the sopranino but I find it a bit more tempermental in the upper octave. The main problem is remembering it's not a whistle, mainly solved by having a different repertoire for each, English and Morris on recorder, Irish/Scottish on whistle.

All the best

oggie