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Recorders in keys other than C, F or G    04:12 on Sunday, November 11, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

karlbonner82
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Most recorders nowadays are in the keys of C or F, plus the G alto. But what about other keys? I've seen a video on Youtube of a "tenor" recorder that was supposed to be in the key of B flat, but due to A-415 tuning was really in the modern key of A (in which case it probably should be called a baritone recorder instead of tenor). Sorry but I can't find the link anymore!

I've always wanted to find out if there's such a thing as the mezzo-soprano recorder, which would presumably be in the key of A or A-flat, in between the soprano or tenor. If so, what would the tone color be like?

   

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