The baroque rackett is joined by a tenor crumhorn and a cornetto in A.
The crumhorn is pitched in C, and is sounded by a double reed concealed inside a protective reedcap (even when it is being played.) It was popular in the late Renaissance, and was usually played in groups of several sizes of crumhorn. The cornetto is an instrument that uses woodwind fingering, but has a trumpet-style cup mouthpiece. It has a gorgeous tone when played by an expert. But ONLY when it is played by an expert...

 

BACK

All material Jay Easton 2001-2006 unless otherwise noted