8420 Renaissance Consort
Material: Maple wood oiled and stained
Fingering: Baroque fingering
Holes / Keys: Single holes
Pitch: 440 Hz
This famous collection comprises a large amount of well kept
Renaissance recorders that are often built in one piece. Our
Renaissance recorders have tenons in the head- and lower joint
and are linked with a short brass tube.
The fingerings of the Renaissance recorders are different to the
English or baroque fingerings. We advise to opt for the original
fingerings but we also sell instruments with baroque fingerings.
Moreover if desired, we tune the instruments to mean-tone
temperament which, when using the original fingerings will make
ensemble playing and the intonation of pure major thirds far
easier. The instruments have a range of an octave plus a sixth.
The basic tuning is 440 Hz (other than the original tuning at ca.
460 Hz) which can be slightly adjusted by the short metal ring that
links the tenons. When tuning the instruments, we take special
care that the individual recorders blend well together and cannot
be singled out by their sound or volume.
Case, cleaning rod and cloth, cork grease, certificate with manual
for maintenance, fingering chart and maintenance kit