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Altor recorder Helder grenadilla

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Grenadilla, with E-key
Sales price: 2.509,00 €
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Harmonic recorders: Mollenhauer & Maarten Helder

Lavishly equipped instruments developed in cooperation with the Dutch recorder maker Maarten Helder. Detailed technical extras place these recorders in the “de luxe” class of Harmonic recorders, the new type of recorder with in-tune harmonics.

Expressive, elegant and dynamic sound: the right instrument for those who are looking for new recorder sounds. Assertive and strong so as to be audible in combination with modern orchestral instruments: in modern music, jazz, folk or indeed traditional recorder repertoire.

Extended range into the third octave: this enables access to new repertoire in areas so far unavailable to recorder players, eg. flute repertoire.

The fingering for the two lower octaves follows traditional “Baroque” patterns; special fingerings are only required for the third octave.

Extended range in the lower register by adding a key for e'. Piano key: enables the finest of dynamic shadings.

Wood type: Grenadilla

Head joint: Kombination aus Grenadill und Kautschuk mit Sound-Unit*

Fingering: Baroque, Spezialgriffe ab der 3. Oktave, mit E-Klappe

Fingering chart: download

Range: f1 – dis4

Pitch: a1 = 442 Hz im Minimum

The piano key opens a small hole in the head joint – the tone sharpens and as a result can be played more quietly. This allows delicate dynamic shadings to be realised.

*Sound-Unit (PDF)

 Harmonic recorder Mollenhauer & Maarten Helder Alto with E-key

  • Instrument
  • Case
  • Thumb rest
  • Little screwdriver
  • Cleaning rod wood for alto
  • Joint grease stick
  • Fingering chart
  • Maintenance instructions
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Mollenhauer Adress

Weichselstr. 27
36043 Fulda (Germany)
Phone.: +49 (0) 661 / 94 67 0
Fax: +49 (0) 661 / 94 67 36

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