I have been making and researching renaissance flutes for more than fifteen years now, and apart for the regular copies I offer (Schnitzer, Bassano and Lissieu) I have made copies of other originals for research purposes and as part of some special projects. Here are a few examples:
- • Military renaissance flutes: This has been the subject of a long research and of a paper I gave at the Munich renaissance flute days. I made copies of the “$” flutes in Graz and Merano, of the flutes at the Rijksmuseum in Stockholm, and other instruments.
- • The Nova Zembla flute (part of the Barendsz collection in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
- • Fifes reconstructed for the “Music at the Grande Écurie” project in Basel, 2007-2009
- • Low pitch tenor flutes after the Brussels C. Rafi. This very special original plays at A=375Hz, and is made of a single piece of boxwood. It has a very rich sonority and seems to favour a lower range then the typical renaissance tenor. I have made copies at the original pitch as well as a scaled version at A=392Hz.
If you are interested in a copy of any of the models mentioned above please contact me for more details.