Alto recorder* in f’ after Steenbergen,
a = 440, stained boxwood with dubbel or single holes, baroque (english)
Sound: rich and singing, easy and fast speaking
Jan Steenbergen, Amsterdam (1676 – 1752),
Mark: I.Steenbergen (skrolled) / Fleur-de-lis”
Born at Heerde (Gelderland) he is obviously sinds 1692
apprentice of Haka in Amsterdam.
In 1700 he advertised as a maker of woodwinds, who „ werkte 8 achtereenvolgende
jaren by den wyt beroemden Mr. Haka “ (worked for 8 consecutive
years with the widely renowned Mr. Haka).
This marvellous recorder has proved being an extremely good model for
20th c. copies of baroque recorders and I have been making it with great
success for more than 25 years.
There are several recorders by Steenbergen preserved, one of them having
3 double holes (f/f# g/g#, c/c#), which allows you to play a very stable
and well tuned c’’#.
Lit.: Rob van Acht in GSJ,41.83, van Acht in Tibia, 3/&90,169
William Waterhouse, „The New Langwill Index“ London,
1993, ISBN 0-946113-04-1
Pillip T. Young , 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments, London