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Cornamuse

De:  Cornamuse, Fr: Cornamuse (Ne pas confondre avec Cornemuse), Es: Corno recto
     
  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  
  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  

The cornamuse originated in the late Middle Age and was widespread in the Renaissance period. In the 17th century, with the musical transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque, the cornamuse fell out of fashion. Since mid-20th century it enjoyed a revival throughout Europe and North America and, in addition to playing early music, it is occasionally used also in folk and modern music.

The name is not to be confused with cornemuse, which is the French word for bagpipes.

No cornamusen having survived to the present day, all the information we have about this instrument is taken from paintings and the description made in 'Syntagnum Musicum' by Michael Praetorius. Praetorius gives us the clearest description we have of this instrument and defines its sound as "quite similar to crumhorns, but quieter, lovelier, and very soft."

It is similar in many ways to the better known crumhorn and rauschpfeife, although unlike those instruments, the bell of the cornamuse is closed. Like the crumhorn, it has cylindrical bore and a double reed enclosed inside the windcap, but it has a straight centre section ending in a small resonating chamber instead of the crumhorn's distinctive "crook" open shape.

Cornamusen also have the same musical compass as the crumhorn family. Perhaps designed for indoor use, the stopped end gives the cornamuse a quieter tone and less strident than the crumhorn, allowing them to blend well with recorders and other instruments.

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RWC Cornamuse

  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  
  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  

Our Cornamusen are available in four sizes and two sets.

Our soprano cornamuse has a plastic reed and two upward extension keys fitted as standard, gives of c' - e''.

Our alto cornamuse has two upward extension keys fitted as standard, giving it a range of f - b'(c').

The RWC tenor cornamuse has two upward extension keys fitted as standard, giving it a range of c - f'(g').

Our finished bass cornamuse has two upward extension keys fitted as standard, giving it a range of F - b(c). It also has lower key for the bottom note which can be operated by the little finger of either hand depending on whether you are left or right handed.

These instruments above are presented with a plastic reed, a reed care and maintenance leaflet and fingering chart.

Each instrument is entirely hand built by 'in-house' experienced craftsmen to special order in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) to the highest standard of craftsmanship. They come with 12 months warranty and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on setting up, playing and maintenance.

A soft padded sleeve or an attractive attache style carrying case are available as optional extras if required.


You can also have two sets witch offer a substantial saving over buying the instruments individually.

The cornamuse ATTB set is the more historically accurate arrangement of an alto in f, two tenors in c and a bass in F.

The cornamuse SATB set is the conventional arrangement of soprano in c', alto in f, tenor in c and bass in F.

A special attache style carrying case for all four instruments is available as optional extra if required.

 

Cornamuse

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Cornamuse Kit

  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  
  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  

The same range of Cornamusen are offered in kit form for home assembly.

Our cornamuse kits are ones of the easiest kits in our range to build.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

To ensure success, even for the first time builder, each kit includes:
A fully dimensioned working template,
A manual with clear and concise step-by-step full assembly instructions.

The windcap, straight stem and resonator are all turned from English sycamore ready for assembly.

All the hardware parts, brass ring, extension keys, cork, leather and drills are included.

A plastic reed is supplied as standard with the option of cane upon request.

You can choose among the soprano, alto, tenor and bass cornamuse kits.

An attractive attache style carrying case is available as an optional extra to protect the instruments above when finished.


Our ATTB and SATB cornamuse kits offer a substantial saving, over buying the kits individually. All the parts are as per the individual kits but avoiding any duplication.

The kits can be optional packed in an single carrying case which can be used to protect the instruments when finished.

 

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Cornamuse Technical Plan

  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  
  Finished and Kit RWC Cornamusen  

You can make the same Cornamuse from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner.

A fully dimensioned life-size drawing with templates and a set of photographs illustrate each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

This icon indicates that you can choose between the hard copy of the documents sent by postal mail, or the downloadable electronic files, in pdf format to your computer. In order to view and print the pdf files, you need the free 'Acrobat Reader' program installed in your computer. Life-size drawings require large printers. Electronic documents have a reduced price, don't have shipping costs, but are non-refundable.

 

 

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Cornamuse Availability and delivery time

Not all of the items listed on our site are available immediately. Products without a reference nor a price are rarely available for quick dispatch. If you are interested in them, please contact us.

We publish standard availability, which means that this product usually ships in that time since it has been ordered. But at the specific time of your order, that interval can be longer or smaller depending on many production factors.  In addition, you still will have to wait for your product to arrive (delivery time). [More info about availability & delivery dates]

  Finished Instrument   Three months  
  Kit   Three weeks  
  Drawing   Three days  
 

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Cornamuse Configuration, References and Prices

   

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  Cornamuse - Soprano in c'
  Finished Instrument                
    Cornamuse - Soprano in c'   FCOS   Finished   267.19  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Soprano in c'   KCOS   Kit   117.40  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Soprano in c'   PCOS   Plan   30.60  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Soft Bag for Cornamuse - Soprano in c'   SBCOS   Finished      RWC  
    Plastic Reed for Cornamuse - Soprano in c'   PRCOS   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Cornamuse - Alto in f
  Finished Instrument                
    Cornamuse - Alto in f   FCOA   Finished   326.77  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Alto in f   KCOA   Kit   141.23  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Alto in f   PCOA   Plan   35.70  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Soft Bag for Cornamuse - Alto in f   SBCOA   Finished      RWC  
    Plastic Reed for Cornamuse - Alto in f   PRCOA   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Cornamuse - Tenor in c
  Finished Instrument                
    Cornamuse - Tenor in c   FCOT   Finished   398.26  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Tenor in c   KCOT   Kit   175.28  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Tenor in c   PCOT   Plan   40.81  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Soft Bag for Cornamuse - Tenor in c   SBCOT   Finished      RWC  
    Plastic Reed for Cornamuse - Tenor in c   PRCOT   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Cornamuse - Bass in F
  Finished Instrument                
    Cornamuse - Bass in F   FCOB   Finished   481.66  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Bass in F   KCOB   Kit   209.32  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - Bass in F   PCOB   Plan   47.62  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Soft Bag for Cornamuse - Bass in F   SBCOB   Finished      RWC  
    Plastic Reed for Cornamuse - Bass in F   PRCOB   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Cornamuse - S.A.T.B set
  Finished Instrument                
    Cornamuse - S.A.T.B set   FCOSA   Finished   1 322.51  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - S.A.T.B set   KCOSA   Kit   576.98  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - S.A.T.B set   PCOSA   Plan      RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Soft Bag for Cornamuse - S.A.T.B set   SBCOSA   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Cornamuse - A.T.T.B set
  Finished Instrument                
    Cornamuse - A.T.T.B set   FCOAT   Finished   1 441.66  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - A.T.T.B set   KCOAT   Kit   611.02  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Cornamuse - A.T.T.B set   PCOAT   Plan      RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Soft Bag for Cornamuse - A.T.T.B set   SBCOAT   Finished      RWC  
                   

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