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Renaissance and Early baroque traversos

 


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Renaissance treble flute in g copy  Accademia di Verona
Renaissance treble flute in g copy Accademia di Verona




Renaissance tenor flutes
Renaissance tenor flutes




Renaissance tenor  traversos in d/ 440, 392 and 384 Hz
Renaissance tenor traversos in d/ 440, 392 and 384 Hz




Early Baroque tenor flute in d  from Berlin Musical Instruments Museum
Early Baroque tenor flute in d from Berlin Musical Instruments Museum




Early Baroque flute in d, copy - Lissieu
Early Baroque flute in d, copy - Lissieu




Bassano flute
Bassano flute




 Renaissance flutes alto in g tenor in d bass in G
Renaissance flutes alto in g tenor in d bass in G




 Renaissance bass flutes in G 440,384 and 392 Hz
Renaissance bass flutes in G 440,384 and 392 Hz




In the 16th century in Europe a traverso flute was produced from one piece of wood, sometimes from two.  Two kinds of traverso flutes were used. The first type, due to its tiny, delicate sound, was used mostly to support a human voice or to play in a small consort with instruments of little volume. The second kind with a bigger mensura and reed had a loud, piercing sound, which was used by the army (so called Swiss flutes).  Alto, tenor and bass flutes have been maintained till our times.

The GT flutes is made of sycamore, cherry maple or pear wood.

The two pieces Renaissance flute is made on the based of original after Claudio Rafi from Academia di Verona's collection

The  Renaiissance flute in one pieces in after Bassano from Verona

The Early baroque flute in one piece is from Berlin Musical Instruments Museum

The Early baroque flute in two pieces is from Schloser Catalogue from Vienna

 

 

 


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