Flutes in three sections, with a (more
or less) conical bore and one key, were in use from about 1685 to about
1720. We copy originals made in Amsterdam, London and Paris. Pitches range
from a=392 to a=405. For more detail, click on a model.
RICHARD HAKA (Amsterdam,
before 1646-1705) Boxwood original in the Ehrenfeld collection,
Utrecht. The lowest note of this flute is C rather than the usual D,
at a pitch of a=410.
MARTIN OR JACQUES HOTTETERRE
(Paris, c.1700) Our standard model is a copy of the ebony
Graz original, the only genuine one, in ebony or boxwood (upper picture
above). We can also make a reconstruction of the lost Berlin/St
Petersburg original in boxwood (lower picture above: images are not
to scale). a=392.
(Paris, fl. 1696-1716) Boxwood original in Glasgow.
As the embouchure has been altered, we use information from
other originals in St Moritz and Paris. a=405.