Finished and Kit
Our workshop has developed their sordunes after the drawings found in
Praetorius' "Syntagma Musicum".
Drawn to scale using the Brunswick foot we were able to convert the
measurements into metric and calculate the bore diameters from the playing
length and pitch indicated.
We make the body of the instrument from English sycamore, which is then
bored and sealed to prevent moisture penetration.
A short straight crook is hand drawn in brass and tapered at one end to
suit the double cane reed.
Each instrument is presented in a fitted hard case and comes with a cane
reed, fingering chart and 12 months warranty.
We have used the bottom note to name the sizes of Sordune but some
conventions prefer the lowest note of the main 7 finger playing range (hence
the second voice in brackets).
Quart Bass: BBb-g'
Great Bass: FF-d'
Each instrument is entirely hand built to special
order by in house craftsmen in our own workshops in Toledo
(Spain) and comes with 12 months warranty.