Baroque Oboes a = 440hz

Each instrument comes with one reed, one staple, a cleaning swab, a fingering chart, care instructions and soft case. Prices in US dollars.

J.M. Anciuti Oboe

(Italian, dated 1721)

Anciuti, who worked in Milan, was an important oboe maker from this period. High pitched wind instruments were common there, sometimes playing at pitch, and sometimes transposing down a tone to play with low-pitched string ensembles. Many of Handel’s early Italian oboe parts were written with this kind of transposition in mind.

Three keys, 3rd & 4th holes double.

$2,200.

J.C. Denner Oboe

(German, circa 1700)

This is another high-pitch instrument, the original of which is now in Venice, Italy. It is similar to the Anciuti, but with lighter, less prominent exterior turnings

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$2,200.

J.C. Denner Taille de Hautbois

(German, circa 1700)

This is a smaller version of the Denner taille listed above at a=415hz. Pitched in F at a=440hz, it can also be used as an instrument in G at a =392hz.

Two keys, 3rd & 4th holes doubled.

$2,700.