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Transitional and Ganassi Type Recorders

Here is a listing of our transitional style soprano and alto recorders for sale, with an occasional tenor. These instruments are designed with a wider bore than baroque style recorders and a more conical bore than most renaissance style recorders. Transitional recorders, more properly known as early baroque recorders, are most suitable for playing the early Italian and Dutch baroque repertoire between 1600 and 1650. Until recently, most professionals used Ganassi-type recorders for this repertoire, but after research by Eva Legene, Fred Morgan, Ture Bergstrom and others, several makers began producing instruments based on the Rosenborg recorders from Denmark, the early Haka recorder in Edinburgh, and the Kynsecker instruments. In addition, Bob Marvin published his design for a “Van Eyck Handfluyt˝ and many makers used his design as a starting point for their own models. Early baroque recorders have an expanded range compared to renaissance wide-bored instruments, but do not require any special fingerings for the upper range, unlike Ganassi models. What's more, their tone is generally not as strident as most Ganassis.  Some players still prefer to use Ganassi instruments, particularly because of their extraordinary powerful low notes. All instruments, new and used, are sold with a 7-day trial period. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase.

A440

MakerRecorder Model Recorder SizePitch MaterialPiecesHoles

Fingering

Comments List PriceOur Price
von Huene Ganassi

 
Soprano 440 Curly Maple One Single English New - Perfect for renaissance consort or 17th c baroque. $1200 $1200
Mollenhauer Dream Edition
Alto
Dowland at ERTA CH 2014
440 PlumwoodTwoDouble EnglishNew - Dream Edition in Plumwood! Excellent consort or solo instrument. $679

$565

Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415European Boxwood Two BodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2200 $2350

A415

MakerRecorder Model Recorder SizePitch MaterialPieces Holes

Fingering

CommentsList Price Our Price
F. Canevari Van Eyck Handfluyt
F. Canevari van Eyck soprano A415
 
Soprano
Van Eyck Duo Philis schoon Herderinne - SA
415 Flamed Maple w/Ivory Thumb BushingOne SingleJambe de Fer Used - sweet tone - perfect for Van Eyck NLA$1150
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano415European Boxwood TwoSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $1750 $1850
Ralf Ehlert Anonymous (coll. Peter Thalheimer)
Soprano440/415European Boxwood Two BodiesSingle Jambe de FerNew - exquisite tone - perfect for 17th c. Italian sonatas and trios $2200 $2350
Adriana Breukink Dream Transitional

Tenor
Purcell Pavan in g minor
English Country Dances
415 European Boxwood ThreeDouble/w Key English/BaroqueUsed (As New_ - exquisite tone perfect for 17th c. Italian, English, and German music NLA $2950

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