Ganassi Alto in G and Soprano in C, a’=466, 440, 415Hz (for Solo)

The Ganassi recorder is a type of recorder of the Renaissance period. However, unlike the "Bressan" or "Stanesby" in Baroque recorders, there is no maker named "Ganassi." If you are interested in what this model is and its origin, please refer to this page where it is explained.

These are an alto recorder in G, which is so-called Ganassi recorder, based on the G-alto recorder SAM135 in the collection of the Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum, and a soprano recorder in C that is scaled down from the former. By dividing the instrument into two parts and using a metal ring for the joint, it is possible to produce a sufficient sound volume as a solo instrument even in ensemble with other instruments. They are compatible with additional joints for a'=466Hz, 440Hz, and 415Hz.

This model is often used for playing early Baroque music that demands high notes beyond the 14th note, which cannot be given off by conventional Renaissance recorders. There are also many contemporary works by modern composers that specify the Ganassi recorder. It produces a balanced sound from clear high notes to rich low notes, and its versatility in accommodating various pitches makes it a favored model among many performers.