I suppose it was inevitable that I would use a recorder for today??s ??pipes?? theme but I wasn??t going to let that stop me! This is my Ganassi recorder, a copy of an instrument from around 1535, which I use to play renaissance solo music. It produces the most wonderfully fruity sound and I just adore in the patterns in the grain of the wood. If you??re wondering about the title of this post it??s a reference to one of the recorder??s alternative names. In Germany it??s called a Blockflöte (literally a block flute), in France a Flute à Bec (flute with a beak) but in Italy it??s the Flauto Dolce ?? the sweet flute.
May 25, 2017