Voice-Flute* in d’ after Rottenburgh,
a = 415, stained box-wood with double or single finger-holes, baroque (English) fingering.
An instrument of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum in Berlin was used as a model.
The original is at a = 405, the version at a = 415 wins on precision and volume.
Original pitch, a = 405 available on request, as well as other woods.
* Besides the Dieupart-Suits No 1 - 4 you can play many pieces composed for the transverse flute or violin on a Voice-Flute at the original pitch.
Joannes Hyazinthus Rottenburgh (1672 – 1756), Brussels
Mark: I H / ROTTENBURGH / *
This instrument is located in the Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Berlin, and can be considered as one of the most beautiful recorders of the 18th century. It might possibly be a high-pitched tenor recorder. The sound is more like a very low alto recorder: agile and flexible with an extreme easily speaking high register.
Rottenburgh’s father was Hermanus Arnoldus, a violinist in the court orchestra. Apparently Joannes Hyazinthus made stringed instruments as well. Besides the voice-flute there are up to 8 alto recorders, a bass recorder, transverse flutes and other woodwinds. His son Godfridus Adrianus (1703 – 1768) did not make recorders except one tenor. In the 18th c. as well as in our days, Rottenburgh’s instruments have a very high appreciation.
Edgar Hunt, The Recorder and it’s Music,