Bressan Soprano in Bb, a’=415, 412Hz / in A, a’=415Hz
It is based on the original soprano recorder in B♭ by Pierre Jaillard Bressan (1663-1731) in the Bate Collection. Unfortunately, there are traces that the total length has been modified, and the exact original pitch is unknown, but when we made assumptions about the original state and repeated trial production, the estimated original pitch would be approximately a'=412Hz. (Photo left)
It is one note lower than the normal soprano in C and sounds mellow and mature. It is called “4th flute.” You can hear the sound varies quite colorfully from low to high notes.
An additional joint for soprano in A, which is just in-between soprano and alto, is available. (Photo right)
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