Early musette

  • Reconstruction after descriptions by Praetorius and Mersenne. The earliest evidence of this instrument is in the Ambrassor inventory of 1596.
  • Bellows blown
  • Cylindrical bore
  • Chanter: (e')f' - f" (diatonic scale) with two keys for f#" and g"
  • Drones: shuttle drones: f - c' - f' and f - b-flat - f'
  • Made of ebony; silver keys
  • Price: € 1835
  • According to Praetorius (who didn't like it), it is possible to make also alto- and tenor musettes in order to play part-music. (ask for details)