- After an anonymous
French instruments of the 18th century.
- Bellows blown
- Cylindrical bore
- Grand chalumeau:
(f'/f#')g' - g" (chromatic scale, with the help of 6 keys)
- Petit chalumeau:
(6 keys) amol" - d'"
- Drones: shuttle
drones: G - g - d' - g' and c - g - c' - g'
- Made of ebony;
silver keys - a'= 415 Hz
- This is the standard-musette;
95% of the music was written for this instrument.
- The musette can
also be made in the old pitch of a' = 392 Hz. It is then possible to
play with modern tuned instruments. The musette plays in G; the other
instruments transpose to F.
- Price: € 3900
- In preparation
an instrument based on the musette in the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.
This instrument has wider bores and sounds louder.
here to listen to the musette in an ensemble piece by de Boismortier