Early baroque

img_1054Jacob van Eyck composed a two volume collection of pieces for a soprano recorder published in 1644 called “Der Fluyten Lust-hof”.

Until now generally the interpretation of van Eyck´s music as well as that of the Italian repertoire of the XVII century has been restricted to for the most part the use of Ganassi type instruments developed in the XVI century or XVIII century Baroque recorders, neither of which are very well suited to this type of light and elegant music.

There are but a few original recorders of this period which offer a range of two octaves that makers can copy. Among these, I have taken as a reference the soprano, in the Vienna Museum (Sam130).

In the development of the alto and a tenor, I used instruments from the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum, the alto from SAM 140 and the tenor from SAM 148. The interior bore designs are a bit more cylindrical than the soprano, however they offer a similar musical sonority. I normally use north american “rock” maple.


Soprano in c´´(440 hz. and 415 hz.)

Alto in f´ (440 hz. and 415 hz.)

Tenor in c´ (440 hz.)