"Ganassi" recorders 

 

 

Soprano c'', Alto g' and  Alto f '

Pitches A=415/440/466Hz

 

 

The "Ganassi" recorder is a model developed by several makers in the 70s.

 

It has a range of more than two octaves,  and plays with a fingering known nowadays as "Ganassi fingering", an adaptation of different fingerings present in the treaty of Sylvestro Ganassi, Opera Intitulata Fontegara, 16th century.

 

The "Ganassi" recorders I make are based on the model that the famous

australian recorder maker Fred Morgan developed after one alto recorder in the Vienna Kunsthistorisches museum (inventory number: SAM 135)

 

It has a cylindrical body, with a conical bell at the bottom. The sound is strong and stable, especially in the lower register, and the higher register has a  brilliant sound.

 

The "Ganassi" recorders are made in two parts, head and body joint, with a brass ring,  and allow the use of two different bodies in pitches 415Hz, 440Hz and 466Hz.

 

For the sopranos I use maple, true service wood (Sorbus domestica L) and european boxwood, for the alto, mapleor true service wood (Sorbus domestica L). In all cases wood can be stained, like in the soprano in boxwood in the picture.

 

 

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