John Hanchet Historical Woodwind Instruments

December 2003 Price List


MediŠval and Early Renaissance Recorders

Designed after various iconographical sources. Both series are identical in bore and tonehole size and location, differing only in the length and structure of the windway: the mediŠval recorders are of plumwood with boxwood windcap and foot; the early renaissance recorders are of plumwood with a more traditional beak mouthpiece and a shorter windway. Both series require high breath pressure and use authentic early fingerings similar to windcap instrument fingering.

Instrument Range Features Price
mediŠval sopranino in f'' f''-d''' plumwood & boxwood,
windcap beak
NLA
mediŠval soprano in c'' c''-a''' NLA
mediŠval alto in f' f'-d'' NLA
early renaissance sopranino in f'' f''-d''' plumwood,
integral beak
NLA
early renaissance soprano in c'' c''-a''' NLA
early renaissance alto in f' f'-d'' NLA

MediŠval Shawms

Newly-designed from iconographical sources after exhaustive research and extrapolation from later surviving instruments; made of maple, with thumbhole and two-piece pirouette, a'=440 Hz.; smaller in bore and bell and softer than renaissance shawms.

Instrument Range Features Price
soprano in c' c'-d''' keyless NLA
alto in f f-g'' key and fontanelle NLA
tenor in c c-d'' NLA

Spanish Shawms

These newest instruments from the Hanchet workshop are simple and elegant in design and outstanding in performance. They offer an inexpensive entree into the world of historical double reed instruments, are easy to play, and have a rich, complex, satisfying tone quality. The sopranino and soprano are of one-piece construction; the two altos are made in two pieces with a removeable bell section. All four models are provided with pirouettes.

Instrument Range Features Price
sopranino in f' f'-eb''' keyless NLA
soprano in c' c'-bb'' NLA
alto in g g-f'' NLA
alto in f f-eb'' NLA

Renaissance Shawms

Based on the best of surviving museum instruments scaled to a'=440 Hz.; all sizes but bass and greatbasses have pirouettes.

Instrument Range Features Price
soprano in c' c'-bb'' keyless NLA
soprano in d' d'-c''' NLA
alto in f f-eb'' key and fontanelle NLA
alto in g g-f'' NLA
tenor in c c-bb' NLA
tenor in c G-bb'' four keys and fontanelle NLA
bass in F C-eb' NLA
greatbass in C G-bb NLA
greatbass in Bb F-ab NLA

Baroque and Classical Bassoons

Copies of an original baroque instrument by Poerschman, maple with four brass keys, pitched at a'=415 Hz., and a classical French instrument by Rust, maple with seven brass keys, pitched at a'=430 or 440 Hz. These instruments are stable in intonation and response, have a wide dynamic range, and are not particularly reed-sensitive; complete with reed, bocal, and case.

Instrument Range Features Price
Poerschman baroque bassoon Bb-g' a'=415 Hz., four keys NLA
Rust classical bassoon Bb-c'' a'=440 or 430 Hz., seven keys NLA


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