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Language English
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Tenor Recorder in (B Flat?) See Notes
DCM 0325: Anonymous / Tenor Recorder in (B-flat?) See Notes.
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-  Tenor Recorder in (B-flat?) See Notes
-  Physical Objects
Physical Objects
-  Key Holes System: 1/7 holes (7th hole covered with key), round flap, pin in block.
-  Physical Description: 3 sections.
-  Mark Maximum: (trefoil?)
-  Mark Additional: Mark on all sections.
-  Tenor recorder in Baroque or pseudo-Baroque style, date of instrument is not known. Portions of it (2 of the ivory ferrules) appearing quite old, with other aspects of the instrument leading one to believe it may be a replica. The one key on the foot joint has a double touch piece for right or left hand usage, although not well-fitted. Furthermore, on the open-standing key on the foot joint, the upper fulcrum key block is unnecessarily deep-cut so as to create a lateral opening (and consequently a leak) into the foot joint socket. As is, this instrument seems to be in B-flat at modern pitch, and therefore could be a tenor in that key as such. However, it could also be in A at high pitch, or in C at very low baroque pitch.
-  Provenance: Sumner Healey, New York, 25 Apr. 1923. Formerly in the Tolbecque collection. This probably refers to the collection of Auguste Tolbecque, 1830-1919, Niort, France. Tolbecque was a composer, stringed instrument maker, cellist, and collector of musical instruments. In 1879, the Belgian government purchased many instruments from the Tolbecque collection for the Brussels Conservatory. This instrument probably comes from a second collection of instruments which was dispersed in 1922 along with Tolbecque's library. Biographical information on Tolbecque per Elisabeth Bernard, “Auguste Tolbecque,” The New Grove Dictionary of Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 29 April 2003), []
Boxwood, stained brown, brass key, ivory ferrules.; 71 cm.
nonprojected graphic
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
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Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
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