||Both voices of instruments have ranges discribed by Michael Preatorius,
Symtaga Musicum, Volume II, (A.D. 1658). The volume of sound
appears to approximate that needed for the grouping of instruments in M.
Mersenne's Harmonie Universelle, (A.D. 1635), trans. R. Chapman,
p. 377. Experience has shown the designer/builder that when the right
combination of bore, voicing, and reed are determined, volume and range
increase as mentioned by Praetorius. These instruments are the culmination
of five years of development. Designed by a professional, early music
performer for professional use, i.e. range, volume of sound, and reliabiltiy
are of prime concern. Instruments are designed to be loud, with an
extended working range.
Alto / Tenor
and brass, 15 oz., 7 5/8" in height, 2 1/2" in diameter. $760.00
and brass, 24 oz., 13 3/4" in height, 2 3/8" in diameter. $790.00