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5453 Hotteterre tenor a=442, castello boxwood. The Hotteterre family was a large and influential family of instrument makers, performers and composers based in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. The family brand mark was that of an anchor and there are three instruments, each bearing this mark, and thought to be by Jean Hotteterre upon which this particular instrument is based. Two of the originals are in the Musee de la Musique in Paris, the other is in the Frans Bruggen collection in Amsterdam. This recorder has a versatile two and a half octave range and is best suited to solo playing with its warm, powerful and highly expressive sound. The extended range provides opportunity to explore the baroque flute repertoire alongside original recorder literature and the instrument's versatility is further highlighted by the proven success of its use in the modern repertoire. Castello boxwood Venezuela, even grain and density. Specific density 0.80. Clean, round tone. With case, cleaning rod and cloth, vaseline, certificate with manual for maintenance and fingering chart.