Alto flute


 

Alto flute demo
 
Compass                              c – C”” (g – G”’)
Headpiece and body          silverplated

 

This alto flute was originally designed for ensemble purposes. To produce more decibels when playing low notes the diameter of the flute is a bit wider than average. 

The flute performs as a solo instrument also although regular altos will be slightly more subtle in the top region. Bottom notes however are very confortable, warm and loud. Using this type of instrument does mean a difference in flute choirs.

The bore of the tube is slightly different from regular flutes (see picture). This enables very low toneholes. The body has to be in one piece.

The example shown here is an alto flute with parts of the tube non silverplated. This is to achieve a nice contrast. Of course the flute can be fully silverplated if wanted.

Leave a Reply