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Renaissance descant recorder, Moeck

DETAILS

Object name
Maker
Object number
RCM0714
Acquisition
Bequest from Hill, Freddy — 2005

Description

This instrument was made by the firm of Moeck (Celle, Germany). The typical Renaissance recorder has a more cylindrical bore and larger tone-holes than the Baroque instrument given a powerful lower register but with a compass usually restricted to an octave and a sixth. Most were made in one piece and the two-piece design of this instrument with its brass mount is a modern feature. Some had alternative seventh tone-holes to accommodate players who played with the right hand uppermost or with the left hand uppermost: the unused hole was plugged with wax. These instruments were styled flûtes à neuf trous.

Dimensions

Length: 490mm.

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