Renaissance and Baroque musical instruments
by Grzegorz Tomaszewicz

Baroque Flute Traverso

Due to the flourishing of instrumental music in the second half of the 17th and 18th century, big changes appeared in the construction of the traverso flute. The first Es-key appeared, the change of the canal into the conical shape and making the reed bigger increased the volume significantly. Flutes started to be made of 3 or 4 parts, reinforcements / rings at the ends of the parts were most often made of ivory. The kinds of wood used to make flutes were: sycamore, maple, ebony, pear, boxtree, rosewood, olive wood etc. In exclusive versions, flutes were made entirely of ivory.

GT barocco traversos are made of ebony, boxwood, grenadill, rosewood, padoukwood . Rings are produced of plastic immitating ivory or of exotic kinds of wood like boxwood. The key is made of full silver.

I made Baroque flutes:
G.A. Rottenburgh (1703-1768) from B. Kuijken collection
A. Grenser (1720-1807) from Germanisches Nationalmuseum Numberg
J.W.Oberlender( 1681-1745) Nuremburg
T. Stanesby Jr. (1692–1754)

Fingering Chart

How temperature affects on height of sound in woodwinds instruments

Recordings

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) - Rondeau from Suite de Pieces qu'on peut jouer seule [6 Sonates suivies d'un nombre de pièces, op. 40, Paris 1732]

by Bass Flute traverso - Radosław Orawski, Clavichord - Kamil Szymczakowski | Bass flute In G, Gedney

Joseph dall'Abaco (1710-1805) - Capriccio no. 4 from 11 Capricci for violoncello solo (arr. for bass flute)

by Bass Flute traverso - Radosław Orawski | Bass flute In G, Gedney

Pierre Gaultier de Marseille (1643?-1696) "La Tendresse" z "Suite en D la ré Bémol & Bécarre" , "Symphonies divisées par suites de tons" (Paris 1707)

by Magdalena Pilch - flute traverso, Marek Pilch - harpsichord | Baroque flute traverso Assisi 392Hz

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Adagio z Sonaty op. 5 nr 4 ( Rome 1700),transcription for flute and basso continuo

by Magdalena Pilch - flute traverso, Marek Pilch - harpsichord | Baroque flute traverso Assisi 392Hz

More about performer

Magdalena Pilch

"Sonata a moll", C.P.E. Bach

by K. Zych | kopia A. Grenser

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) - Suites Opus 35

by Karolina Zych - flute traverso | Baroque flute traverso - Hotteterre in 392 Hz

"Partita a moll", J. S. Bach

by O. Maracewicz | kopia G. A. Rothenburg

"Fantasia", G. P. Telemann

by O. Maracewicz | kopia G. A. Rothenburg

Pictures:

Flute traverso J.Denner (1671-1735 ) 415 and 392 Hz

French flute traverso d'amore in Bb 410 Hz by Dumont (about 1720) from Dayton Miller Collection

Flute traverso G.A.Rottenburgh 440 Hz

Baroque flute traverso fife- C.Schuchart in c 440 Hz

Baroque bass flute traverso in G 415 Hz, Caleb Gedney (1729-1769)

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) - Rondeau from Suite de Pieces qu'on peut jouer seule [6 Sonates suivies d'un nombre de pièces, op. 40, Paris 1732]

by Bass Flute traverso - Radosław Orawski, Clavichord - Kamil Szymczakowski | Bass flute In G, Gedney

Joseph dall'Abaco (1710-1805) - Capriccio no. 4 from 11 Capricci for violoncello solo (arr. for bass flute)

by Bass Flute traverso - Radosław Orawski | Bass flute In G, Gedney

Baroque flute piccolo: I.H.Rottenburgh

A. Grenser in grenadill with additional parts in: 415 , 430 and 440 Hz

Flute traverso G. A. Rottenburgh in rosewood

Traverso G. A. Rottenburgh in boxwood

Flute traverso G. A. Rottenburgh in grenadill

J.W. Oberlender

Thomas Stanesby Jr (1692-1754)

Hotteterre 392 Hz (around 1700)

Hotteterre 392 Hz (around 1700)

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) - Suites Opus 35

by Karolina Zych - flute traverso | Baroque flute traverso - Hotteterre in 392 Hz

Flute traverso Assisi 392 Hz

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Adagio z Sonaty op. 5 nr 4 ( Rome 1700),transcription for flute and basso continuo

by Magdalena Pilch - flute traverso, Marek Pilch - harpsichord | Baroque flute traverso Assisi 392Hz

Pierre Gaultier de Marseille (1643?-1696) "La Tendresse" z "Suite en D la ré Bémol & Bécarre" , "Symphonies divisées par suites de tons" (Paris 1707)

by Magdalena Pilch - flute traverso, Marek Pilch - harpsichord | Baroque flute traverso Assisi 392Hz

Naust , 4 parts, 392 Hz

How temperature affects on height of sound in woodwinds instruments

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