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Tenor recorder. Nominal pitch: C

Technical description: Ivory; one piece; gold strip protective inlay at mouthpiece [and foot]; 6 finger-holes plus thumb-hole; brass butterfly key for lowest tone-hole, under fontanelle (double touch for right- or left-handed use); removable replacement fontanelle with brass [originally gold] strip protective inlay at each end; ivory block, positioned slightly low in window; curved windway; lip slopes downwards; window approximately 7.5 *X* 15.8, but slightly irregular in shape due to slope of lip.Tone-hole details (distances are to hole centres):- Diameter Distance from foot, L0: 6.3 363.5. L1: 7.5 350. L2: 7.5 310. L3: 7.5 270. R1: 7.5 223. R2: 7.5 184. R3: 7.5 145. R4: 8.5 83. Keymount type: pillar. Keyhead type: square flat. Repair History: The fontanelle with brass strip protective inlay at each end and the brass key touchpiece are replacements, made to the order of Tony Bingham, 1998; the window has probably been enlarged.

  • Date:
    Circa 1520 - c1610
  • Maker:
    Possibly the Bassano family of Venice and London
  • Collection:
    University of Edinburgh
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs classification:421.221.12
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.221.12
  • Repository:University of Edinburgh
  • Measurements:overall length 611; maximum outside diameter at head 39.4; minimum outside diameter (between L3 and R1 finger-holes) 34.6; maximum outside diameter at foot 51.6.