Not all recorders are small. See:
Tip of the hat to Ken Shaw for these links.
A=466? Shall we start up the low vs. high pitch debate again?
Sure!Originally Posted by peteA=466? Shall we start up the low vs. high pitch debate again?
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Well, A=466 is a tad higher than even high pitch, which is A=457hz.
I did some brief Googling. A=466hz is a Renaissance standard. Also used on bagpipes.
... And we have another woodwind for the Exotica area: the Curtal. It's a double reed.
(Yah. We could have an entire section on Renaissance woodwinds. Yes, I can mention another Peter Schickele recording with Renaissance woodwinds: Bestiary. Out of print, everywhere. I have it on cassette.)
Bigger is better in my world. I used to play a couple contrabass recorders, and if I recall correctly the intonation was quite satisfactory for something of it's kind. I typically don't like recorders, but the contras were a blast. Good luck finding a nice one that plays in tune, though.
Woodwind restoration enthusiast
I definitely think that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQFqYbaiG1w is a really nice sound. I'd like a better quality recording, though.
I might have to do a feature page or two about recorders, on my blog. I know that there are a few really interesting ones out there ....
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