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The Medieval Recorder

The primary woodwind instrument in the Middle Ages in Europe was the recorder. This 14th century was found in a latrine in the backyard of #15 Ɯikooli Street, Tartu, in the present-day Republic of Estonia (near the Estonian border with Russia) ([Lander 2009] A Memento: The Medieval Recorder):

The Tartu Recorder, 1350-1399

The Tartu Recorder, 1350-1399 More information

According to [Tvauri 2007] and [Bernotas 2008], other artifacts at the same location allow it to be dated to the second half of the 14th century.

The body of the Tartu recorder is made from maple and the block that forms the plug in the mouthpiece is from birch. The total length is 246.7 mm (9.713″) and the sound chamber length is 225.4 mm (8.874″).

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