Modern pitch instruments
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All my modern pitched recorders are made after J.H.J. Rottenburgh (1672-1756). A lot of the originals are in the Musée Instrumental du Conservatoire in Brussels and in the Museum Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin. About 5 members of the Rottenburgh dynasty were instrument makers. They almost all were also instrumentalists at the court chapel and the Brussels churches. They not only made woodwinds (flutes, recorders, oboes, clarinets, bassoons etc…), but also violins. The name Rottenburgh (spelt differently in a lot of archives and documents) points to a probable German/Austrian origin of the family. Were they descendants of the organ building family in Salzburg? J.H.J. Rottenburgh (1672-1756) was apparently only busy as an instrument maker. My soprano, alto and tenor are based on his instruments. I had to ‘transpose’ these instruments to modern 440/442 Hz pitch. I used a computer program to calculate the intonation (bore,fingerholes etc…) for maximum correct tuning. The instruments are available in boxwood or grenadille with 2 small artificial ivory rings as option.