Unicorn Music is proud to add von Huene Workshop recorders to its line of quality instruments. The selection of new instruments was hand-picked by Charles Fischer at the 2009 and 2011 Boston Early Music Festivals. We are offering the Terton soprano at A415, the Ganassi soprano at A440/415, and the Stanesby Jr. alto at A415 and starting in 2011, the Rippert alto at A440 as well as a Stanesby Jr. Fourth Flute (soprano in Bb) at A415.
The following links and articles give the basic background of Friedrich von Huene. What they don't tell you is the enormous influence he has had on the overall early instrument scene, especially for recorders and traversos, but even on harpsichord builders by helping to establish Boston as an instrument builder's oasis along with Frank Hubbard in the 60's. Directly or indirectly, his workshop and ideas have impacted a good many of the makers practicing their craft today, directly through Tom Prescott and indirectly through Bob Marvin and Fred Morgan and their associations and instruction of budding instrument makers in the 80's. Also, his Rottenburgh series of designs scaled to A440 greatly influenced the direction of Moeck in the late 60ís through the 90ís.
After apprenticing with his father for many years, Patrick von Huene is now the proud master craftsman of the von Huene tradition. In many ways this is like the two-generation instrument making dynasties of the Denners in Nuremburg and the Stanesbys in London. Patrick also represents the von Huene Workshop at various international exhibitions in Boston and Stockstadt, Germany.
Patrick von Huene exhibiting at Stockstadt in 2008 (left) and Boston Early Music Festival in 2011
Friedrich von Huene Received the Curt Sachs Award for 2003
Friedrich von Huene Interviewed in Tibia (German) - scroll down for actual article after linking
Friedrich von Huene Profiled in Business Forum
||Soprano||440||Curly Maple||One||Single||English||New - Perfect for renaissance consort or 17th c baroque.||$1200||$1200|
|440||Natural Boxwood w/Ivory Thumb Bushing||Three||Double||English||New - Very sweet sounding soprano for SATB consort playing!||$1790||$1790|
|440||Dark Stained Boxwood w/Ivory Thumb Bushing||Three||Double||English||New - Very sweet sounding soprano for SATB consort playing!||$1790||$1790|
|von Huene||Rottenburgh||Alto||415||European Boxwood||Three||Double||English||New - hand-picked in 2019 at BEMF!||
|von Huene||Stanesby Jr||Alto||415||European Boxwood||Three||Double||English||New - hand-picked in 2019 at BEMF!||
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|440||European Boxwood w/Antique Ivory Fittings||Three||Double||English||Used (as New condition) - Genuine antique ivory fittings this a collector's item!!||$2950||$2400|
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|440||Rosewood w/Antique Ivory Fittings and silver keys for D, D#, C, C#||Three||silver keys for D, D#, C, C# and silver/cork thumb rest||English||Used (as New condition) - Genuine antique ivory fittings and sterling silver keys make this a collector's item!!||$3750||$2995|
|von Huene||Bressan||Voice Flute (tenor in D)||415||European Boxwood||Three||Double||English||Used - As New condition!Thumbhole shows no wear! Full, rich tone across the entire range!||
|von Huene||Bressan||Voice Flute (tenor in D)||415||European Boxwood||Three||Double||English||New - Hand-picked at BEMF 2019! Full, rich tone across the entire range!||