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Descant Recorders

Descant recorders also referred to soprano recorders, are the third member of the recorder family. Orpheus Music stocks a large range of descant recorders, from a variety of makers including Mollenhauer Recorders from Germany, Kung Recorders from Switzerland, Dolmetsch Recorders from England, and Aulos Recorders and Zen-on Recorders from Japan. ...

Descant recorders also referred to soprano recorders, are the third member of the recorder family. Orpheus Music stocks a large range of descant recorders, from a variety of makers including Mollenhauer Recorders from Germany, Kung Recorders from Switzerland, Dolmetsch Recorders from England, and Aulos Recorders and Zen-on Recorders from Japan. Beautiful wooden recorders come in a different variety of woods using pear, plum, satinwood, olive, rose, palisander, grenadilla, boxwood and cherrywood. The descant recorder traditionally is used to teach children music but is a wonderful instrument in its own right. In consorts it is usually has the melody line, but has some beautiful soloistic music written for it, some of the classic repertoire for the descant recorder includes Jacob van Eyck "Der Flutyen Lust-Hoft".

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    AU703BW
    • This high-quality soprano recorder has been created on the design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who was responsible for creating a new age of recorder-making in the 17th century.
    • Accurate intonation and rich, expressive...
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    AU703B
    • This high-quality soprano recorder has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who was responsible for creating a new age of recorder-making in the 17th century.
    • Curved windway.
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    AU204AF
    • Designed for players who have finger disabilities.
    • Some finger holes are adjustable, so players can fix the finger holes to the position where they can play recorder comfortably.
    $45.15
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    AU103N
    • Built-in thumb rest places right hand  in correct, relaxed position.
    • Curved windway.
    • Single holes for low C and D provide ease of playing in lower register.
    • Dark brown with ivory-coloured trim.
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    AU303AI
    • Detachable thumb rest.
    • Includes C# and D# holes.
    • Accessories: Cloth carrying bag, fingering chart and cleaning rod.
    • Three-piece Soprano Recorder.
    • Baroque Fingering.
    • Ebony Colour.
    $17.80
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    AU503B
    • For solo playing and performance with other instruments in a "broken consort."
    • Curved windway.
    • Bright, rich tone quality.
    • Excellent carrying power and broad, dynamic range.
    • Baroque Fingering.
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    K1301
    • Made from selected Pearwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • The Kung Studio model recorders have a warm and pleasant sound.
    $164.00
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    K1302
    • Made from selected Maple.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • The Kung Studio model recorders have a warm and pleasant sound. 
    $164.00
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    $179.00 In Stock
    K1311
    • Made from selected Pearwood (stained a dark red).
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • The Kung Studio model recorders have a warm and pleasant sound. 
    $179.00
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    K1303
    • Made from selected Cherry.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Suitable for beginners as well as for ensemble playing.
    • Within the Studio range, the Cherry descant has the most elegant sound.
    $210.00
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    $395.00 In Stock
    K2301
    • Made from selected Pearwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Pearwood Superior has an earthy and warm sound.
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    $395.00
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    K2304
    • Made from selected Plumwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The plumwood Superior has an earthy and light sound.
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    $460.00
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    $590.00 In Stock
    K2306
    • Made from selected Palisander.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Palisander Superior has clear and powerful...
    $590.00
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    K2309
    • Made from selected Olivewood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Olivewood Superior has an earthy, clear, light sound....
    $670.00
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    K4304
    • Made from selected Plum wood
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Plumwood Marsyas has a sweet and warm sound.
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    $565.00
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    K4307
    • Made from selected Grenadilla.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Grenadilla Marsyas has a brilliant and powerful...
    $845.00
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    K4309
    • Made from selected Olivewood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • The Olivewood Marsyas has a sweet and elegant...
    $845.00
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    K4313
    • Made from selected Castello Boxwood.
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Supreme elegance in sound and design.
    • Flexibility and strength for solo and ensemble playing
    • $580.00
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    K1901

    Bb descant in Pearwood, Baroque double holes. This is our special recorder for everyone wanting to play with an instrument tuned in B flat. It is a whole tone lower than the soprano in C, and this recorder in B flat sounds deeper and stronger...

    $367.00
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    K1906

    Bb descant in Palisander (Rosewood), Baroque double holes. This is our special recorder for everyone wanting to play with an instrument tuned in B flat. It is a whole tone lower than the soprano in C, and this recorder in B flat sounds deeper...

    $604.00
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    $480.00 In Stock
    K2314
    • Made from selected Castello Boxwood (stained).
    • Baroque double holes.
    • A strong sound for dynamic playing either in ensemble or solo.
    • Elegant Baroque styling.
    • The Boxwood Superior has an earthy and...
    $480.00
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    MOL-1054
    • Blue Plastic head-joint, Pearwood body. 
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Warm sound from wooden body, maintenance free plastic head.
    • High quality materials and highest standard of craftsmanship.
    • Unbeatable...
    $77.50
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    MOL-1074
    • Red Plastic head-joint, Pearwood body. 
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Warm sound from wooden body, maintenance free plastic head.
    • High quality materials and highest standard of craftsmanship.
    • Unbeatable...
    $77.50
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    MOL-1094
    • Beige Plastic head-joint, Pearwood body. 
    • Baroque double holes.
    • Warm sound from wooden body, maintenance free...
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    MOL-1042
    • Only the very best for the beginning!
    • Made from Pearwood...
    $125.00
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    MOL-1117B
    • Blue glitter-plastic head-joint, pearwood body
    • Wide bore producing a full rich sound across the range
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models
    • The large finger holes are especially easy for...
    $95.00
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    MOL-1117R
    • Red glitter-plastic headjoint, pearwood body
    • Wide bore producing...
    $95.00
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    MOL-1119R
    • Red glitter-plastic head-joint, pearwood body.
    • Wide bore producing a full rich sound across the range.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • The large finger holes are especially easy...
    $95.00
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    MOL-4117
    • Made from natural Pearwood.
    • Wide bore, full sound for ensemble playing.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • Large finger holes, good tactile orientation on the instrument.
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    $202.00
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    MOL-4117B
    • Made from Pearwood, stained blue.
    • Wide bore, full sound for ensemble playing.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • Large finger holes, good tactile orientation on the instrument.
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    $202.00
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    MOL-4117R
    • Made from Pearwood, stained red.
    • Wide bore, full sound for ensemble playing.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • Large finger holes, good tactile orientation on the instrument.
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    $215.00
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    MOL-4119
    • Made from natural Pearwood.
    • Wide bore, full sound for ensemble playing.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • Large finger holes, good tactile orientation on the instrument.
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    $219.00
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    MOL-4119B
    • Made from Pearwood, stained blue.
    • Wide bore, full sound for ensemble playing.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • Large finger holes, good tactile orientation on the instrument.
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    $219.00
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    MOL-4119R
    • Made from Pearwood, stained red.
    • Wide bore, full sound for ensemble playing.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • Large finger holes, good tactile orientation on the instrument.
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    $219.00
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    MOL-2106
    • Canta - the joy of ensemble playing.
    • Made from Pearwood, Baroque double holes.
    • Pleasant and clear sound which speaks easily.
    • A fine instrument for either ensemble or solo.
    $142.00
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    MOL-5107
    • Made from selected Pearwood. 
    • Baroque Double Holes, made in 3 pieces.
    • Based on original instruments by Jacob...
    $324.00
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    MOL-5122
    • Made from selected Castello Boxwood with Baroque double holes.
    • Based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen.
    • Reliable, accurate playing even in the highest register.
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    $474.00
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    MOL-4107
    • Maple Descant dark stained.
    • Versatile instruments after Hieronymus F. Kynseker, based on the original instruments kept at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.
    • Our Kynseker ensemble instruments remain faithful to...
    $655.00
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    MOL-4108
    • Plumwood Descant.
    • Versatile instruments after Hieronymus F. Kynseker, based on the original instruments kept at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.
    • Our Kynseker ensemble instruments remain faithful to the most...
    $788.00
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    MOL-1119B
    • Blue glitter-plastic head-joint, pearwood body.
    • Wide bore producing a full rich sound across the range.
    • Attractive shape based on Medieval and Renaissance models.
    • The large finger holes are especially easy...
    $95.00
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    MOL-TE-4118

    Dream Recorders for the demands of a soloist
    Due to their characteristic wide bore and full round sound Dream-Edition recorders are also suitable for demanding solo...

    $523.00
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    ZS-3M
    • Features Zen-on trademark of a quality sound at an affordable price.
    • Maplewood, stained brown.
    • English fingering, made in three sections.
    • Comes with joint lubricant and a soft case.
    $271.00
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    Z150B
    • Based on fine historic instruments, designed by Friedrich von Huene and Kodo Uesugi.
    • Especially noted for its accurate intonation and impeccable voicing.
    • A marvelous instrument for recreating the music of the...
    $37.25
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    MOL-8105
    • Transverse Flute (fife) made from Pearwood in the key of C.
    • A soft and enchanting sound, easy to play.
    • The fingering system and basic tuning match that of the C soprano recorder.
    • An easy introduction to...
    $181.00
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    MOL-5120
    • Rosewood Descant, baroque double holes.
    • Denner - A wealth of sound from fine woods. A sophisticated ensemble based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen. Brilliant, expressive sound...
    $590.00
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    $655.00 In Stock
    MOL-5123
    • Olive Descant, Baroque double holes.
    • Denner - A wealth of sound from fine woods. A sophisticated ensemble based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen. Brilliant, expressive sound with a...
    $655.00
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    $694.00 In Stock
    MOL-5124
    • Grenadilla Descant, Baroque double holes.
    • Denner - A wealth of sound from fine woods. A sophisticated ensemble based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen. Brilliant, expressive sound...
    $694.00
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    MOL-5125
    • Tulipwood Descant, Baroque double holes.
    • Denner - A wealth of sound from fine woods. A sophisticated ensemble based on original instruments by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) in Nuremberg and Copenhagen. Brilliant, expressive sound...
    $735.00
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    MOL-5914H
    • Grenadilla Descant. with B-foot and triple key B/C/C#.
    • Harmonic recorders: Mollenhauer & Nik Tarasov/Joachim Paetzold.
    • Scope for discovery: where other sopranos reach their limits this instrument offers scope to...
    $2,526.00
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    MOL-5916H
    • Pearwood Descant.
    • Scope for discovery: where other sopranos reach their limits this instrument offers scope to venture into new areas of repertoire.
    • The full round sound refines the high register of the soprano to...
    $2,126.00
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    MOL-DE-1101

    Descant recorder after Jacob Denner (1681-1735). Denner-Edition A-442.

    The top class among Hand-crafted baroque descant recorders at modern pitch. Highest soloistic demands. 

    $1,426.00
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    MOL-DE-1101D

    Historically Stained Satinwood Descant

    Descant recorder after Jacob Denner (1681-1735). Denner-Edition 442.

    The top class among Hand-crafted baroque descant recorders at modern pitch. Highest soloistic demands. 

    $1,500.00
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    MOL-0119R

    Wide bore – full sound for ensemble playing

    Dreamy, yet robust
    High quality ABS plastic: chlorine-free, not susceptible to damage and can be thoroughly...

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    K1316

    Made from Pearwood

    The 4 instruments shown here indicate the range of designs used. Price shown is for a single instrument

    Unique and colourful,  finish by an Italian designer

    Baroque fingering, double holes

    Full...

    $227.00
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    AUC539
    $195.00
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    AUC573
    $627.00
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    YRS302B

    The 300 Series with their arched

    windways provide excellent playability

    and feature a sound that is surprisingly

    close to that of wooden recorders.

    Their intonation is impeccable.

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    YRS312B

    This is a version of the

    YRS-302B with

    a finish resembling that of high

    grade rosewood recorders.

    $69.95
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    YRS314B

    A version of the YRS-302B

    with a finish similar to

    Macassar Ebony recorders

    $69.95
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    YRS402B

    The shape of the instrument is based on Rottenburgh masterpieces. Well-defined tone reminiscent of substantial wood recorders is a characteristic that helps this model excel for solo playing or small recorder ensembles.

    $74.95
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