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Thread #94923   Message #1848189
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
02-Oct-06 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: Recorders type/range?
Subject: RE: Recorders type/range?
Renaissance recorders vary in range. My Mollenhauer Kynseker G alto goes well into the third octave, and Ganassi's "La Fontegara" (the first recorder tutor ever written) has fingerings up there - you can get reproductions pf Ganassi recorders, though they're very expensive. But I've tried a Kynseker bass that could only do an octave and a fifth (albeit at shattering volume).

Any recently made renaissance-type recorder from tenor up should be able to do two octaves.