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These recorders are available.
|Aulos||501S|| Brown/white plastic. 'Symphony'
|Kobliczek||KOB752|| Maple wood. 'Praetorius'
Standard (Baroque) Sopraninos
|Aulos||507B-E||Brown/white plastic. Three part. 'Symphony'||sopranino||£15.42|
|Kobliczek||KOB754||Maple wood. 'Praetorius'||sopranino||181.21|
Standard (Baroque) Descants (soprano)Three part unless otherwise noted.
|Descants - First Group. Suitable for Beginners
The 'school' recorder. The much maligned instrument that comes to everyone's mind when the recorder is mentioned. These are cheap and cheerful. Many others are instruments of musical torture. The Aulos 'Robin' is far better than you would ever expect from the price.
|Aulos||205A||'Robin' Plastic, brown/white. (yellow bag)||descant||£12.50
|Descants - Second Group. Suggested for Improvers.
These models are a step or two above the cheapest and can be good value. If you are a complete beginner I do not think it would be wise to buy from the next more expensive group. Learn to play confidently first.
Rosewood finish plastic.
|Descants - Third Group. Suitable for Serious Players.
These are 'best' quality models. The 'very best' quality is the preserve of individual craftsmen. If you are playing a lot... say hours a week rather than minutes a day, avoid maple and pear wood... and olive as well, you will wear the instrument out in ways that cannot be repaired.
Standard (Baroque) Trebles (alto)
|Trebles - First Group. Suitable for Beginners.
All recorder players interested in classical baroque music should play the treble (alto) recorder. It is the solo recorder. Do not be put off by the change in fingering from the descant (soprano). Start with one from this group. My comments about descants and choice apply equally to trebles.
|Aulos||209B||Brown/white plastic. 'Robin'||treble||£19.00|
|Aulos||309A||Brown/white plastic. 'Bel Canto'||treble||£29.00|
|Trebles - Third Group. More suitable for Solo Players.
The plastic models provide an interesting alternative to expensive wooden recorders for advanced and improving players. Their more individual tone quality, which favours the higher notes, may not appeal to a novice.
|Aulos||709BW||Rosewood finish plastic. 'Haka'||treble||£46.25|
|Aulos||211A||Brown/ivory plastic, keyless. 'Robin'||tenor||£45.00|
These items have been moved here from my previous descriptive recorder list.
CASES & ACCESSORIES
|Descant recorder bags. Tough, padded, and colourful.
|Plain colours.||sr 33312||£5.00|
|Tenor brown (Mollenhauer) MOL7723||sr 24365||£17.00|
|Tenor standard blue (Kung)||sr 28462||£8.50|
|Semi-Soft Cases fabric, with stiff top and bottom and zippered gusset.|
|Tenor blue (Dolmetsch) E102T||sr 41171||£17.00|
|Hard Cases de luxe cases, wood frame, black vinyl covered, with handles. Cases marked * have a music compartment in the lid. With the one for sopranino, descant and treble it is just too small to be much use. Approximate dimensions in centimetres.|
|descant, 27 x 11 x 6 SHC||sr 19910||£35.00|
|tenor, 44 x 15 x 8 THC||sr 19309||£50.00|
Odds and ends.
|Aulos Plastic clip-on thumb rest, for descant||DTR||£1.00|
|Aulos Plastic clip-on thumb rest, for treble||ATR||£1.50|
|Aulos Plastic clip-on thumb rest, for tenor||TTR||£2.00|
|Aulos bass recorder beak. The current model, large diameter,
12mm. (can be adapted to fit any bass pipe).
|Bass Recorder Beak (custom).The Aulos beak (above) is in short supply and they are not always in stock. I am now able to produce turned beech wood bass recorder beaks myself. It would be best to send me the pipe but an accurate dimension for the beak end of the pipe would suffice. Please contact me if you would like one.||£5.00|
|oil (for wood recorders)||£1.00|
|cork grease "lipstick" MOL 6131||£2.25|
|descant brush / mop (soft)||sr 17398||£0.75|
|bass brush / mop (soft)||sr 17381||£4.75|
|Sling for any bass (Custom, simple hook.) SR43731||£5.00|
|maintenance kits (Moeck) specify N/S or A/T.||£19.95|
|Flute cleaning rod, aluminium||£7.50|
MISCELLANEOUS MUSICAL GOODS
|Manuscript A4 10-stave 100 pp (white pad)||sr 31684||£4.50|
|Manuscript A4 10-stave 64 pp (white spiral-bound book)||sr 31677||£3.00|
|Manuscript A5 4-stave (wide) 24 pp (white book)||sr 31660||£2.00|
|Manuscript Block, 200 sheet 12 stave block.||sr 25171||£4.25|
|'Musicland' manuscript book, A4, 12 stave.||sr 22118||£0.95|
|Manuscript Paper. Follow this link for "DIY" files.|
|K&M Music Stands, multi-coloured
Special Offer - Postage Included
|Music Stand Screws (German) for column, also wing nut, each||£0.50|
|Music Stand Lamp (13A UK plug)||£25.95|
|Lid Guard (to prevent slamming of piano keyboard lid)||£25.00|
|Folding clarinet stand (store in bell)||9.25|
|Please see the folk music page for 6 hole 'penny whistles' in several models,|
Generation, Soodlum, Shaw, Eagle, Feadog, Susato, etc. and music. Click here.
|'Swannee', or Slide Whistle, coloured plastic.||£2.99|
|Chromatic Pitch Pipe (circular) E - E'||£9.95|
|Wittner Clockwork Metronomes|
|Super Mini, clockwork.||£29.99|
|Yamaha QT1, choice of wood block sounds and A440.||£29.99|
|Mostly with pear shaped cork handle, several lengths, one price.||£3.95|
ONE HANDED RECORDERS
Those made by Zen-On are no longer
available. There is a Dolmetsch design based on the "Academy" model, for wooden descants and trebles. Mollenhauer also produce wooden instruments of this sort. The mechanism is differently organised.
I used to deal in good quality used instruments. Few of these made it onto my web pages. A small separate list is maintained. I am very fussy about quality and I do guarantee the second-hand stock, though I prefer to sell it to personal callers. I do not handle commission sales but I now have a 'small ad' page.
As I approached retirement, I 'downsized', and sold most of my large stock of music to Recorder Music Mail. (I kept the beginners methods as these are often needed by first time recorder buyers. The few that I now have left are at half price and I am open to offers.) I still have recorder interest books a selection of folk music and some used recorder music in excellent condition .