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Aurin Baroque Flute after Grenser in stained boxwood a=440


Price
£1,595.00
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Instrument
Flute
Media
Instrument
Accessory
Instrument
Period
Baroque
Maker
Aurin
Code
AURBFG

Aurin has had an original instrument from Heinrich Grenser’s workshop since 2003. It is a very well preserved one-keyed boxwood flute. Only one from the original three or four middle-joints survived. With this center piece Nr.3 the flute plays at a=435Hz. The instrument is almost identical to a flute from the Leipzig University Music Instrument Museum.Since the middle-joint Nr.1 (a=415Hz) from this flute survived, it was easily possible to re-construct middle-joints for 415Hz and 430Hz. With its enchanting strong, but exceedingly flexible sound this flute is well suited for empfindsam-style music as well as for the complete early Classical flute repertoire, so long as it can be played with a one-keyed instrument.

With a further middle-joint for a=440Hz, the Grenser flute is well suited for the earlier repertoire of the 18th century, when, for practical reasons, a flute at modern pitch is needed. Unlike a copy of an instrument from the Baroque period, which has been proportionally altered to a=440 Hz for this purpose, this instrument is not a compromise, but a flute in its original tuning with charming tone, balanced intonation and outstanding character.

The tone colour of this instrument varies depending on which type of wood is used. With boxwood, like the original, the flute obtains an extremely delightful and colourful sound.