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Sordune

Es: Sordón, Fr: Sourdine
     
  Finished and Kit RWC Sordunes  
  Finished and Kit RWC Sordunes  

No sordunes have survived to the present day but detailed drawings can be found in Praetorius' "Syntagma Musicum" (1619) which clearly show a double reed instrument of two parallel bores with a crook (bocal) tapering towards the end of its length.

These instruments are particularly useful in forming the bass line of either a broken consort or a consort of recorders and sound particularly fine as a low consort since they can be played expressively, having a tone similar to the curtal (or dulcian) but are more muted.

Derived from the curtal, the sordune has a cylindrical bore, instead the conical structure of the curtal.

The curtal, kortholt and sordune have a number of things in common: all three instruments are developed during the renaissance, all three have a double bore connected at the bottom of the instrument, and all three are double reed instruments. The main differences being that the curtal has the conical bore and the kortholt has a windcap.

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RWC Sordune

  Finished and Kit RWC Sordunes  
  Finished and Kit RWC Sordunes  

Our workshop has developed their sordunes after the drawings found in Praetorius' "Syntagma Musicum".

Drawn to scale using the Brunswick foot we were able to convert the measurements into metric and calculate the bore diameters from the playing length and pitch indicated.

We make the body of the instrument from English sycamore, which is then bored and sealed to prevent moisture penetration.

A short straight crook is hand drawn in brass and tapered at one end to suit the double cane reed.

Each instrument comes with a cane reed, fingering chart and 12 months warranty.

We have used the bottom note to name the sizes of Sordune but some conventions prefer the lowest note of the main 7 finger playing range (hence the second voice in brackets).

Tenor: Bb-g'

Bass: F-d'

Quart Bass: BBb-g'

Great Bass: FF-d'

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 simple hard case is available as optional extra.

 

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Sordune Kit

 
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Sordune Technical Plan

 
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Sordune 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]

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Sordune Configuration, References and Prices

   

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  Sordune - Tenor, Bb-g'
  Finished Instrument                
    Sordune - Tenor, Bb-g'   F-SOT   Finished   338.68  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
                   
  Sordune - Bass, F-d'
  Finished Instrument                
    Sordune - Bass, F-d'   F-SOB   Finished   457.83  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
                   
  Sordune - Quart Bass, BBb-g
  Finished Instrument                
    Sordune - Quart Bass, BBb-g   F-SOQB   Finished   578.68  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
                   
  Sordune - Great Bass, FF-d
  Finished Instrument                
    Sordune - Great Bass, FF-d   F-SOGB   Finished   721.66  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
                   

[1] Price, Payment and Ordering Information

Prices and Exchange rates
All published prices are exclusive of VAT and shipping costs. They are shown in RWC.
The following exchange rates are valid on April 12th, 2019. See other conditions

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1 RWC= 1.501
GBP
1.648
EUR
1.962
USD
219.5
JPY
2.616
CAD
2.741
AUD
1.964
CHF
126.2
RUB
13.16
CNY
27.40
ZAR
38.86
MXN

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