Sopranino Recorder

Sopranino Recorder

Sopranino Recorder range

Surprisingly, this is one of the more important voices in the recorder family.  It is pitched in F an octave higher than the Alto Recorder.  The Sopranino was a favorite solo instrument in the Baroque era.  Vivaldi’s so-called “Piccolo” concertos are in actuality for the Sopranino Recorder.  Unlike the Garklein, it does possess the full range of two octaves and a major second.  It is also far more comfortable on the hands (in other words, I personally can play this instrument comfortably).

A Vivaldi Concerto in C for Sopranino Recorder

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