Alto/Treble-Recorder in f’ after Bizey,
a=392, stained boxwood with double or single holes, Baroque (English) fingering,

*You can hear it on a CD from the “Digital” label played by Anja Hufnagel. The CD can be acquired from the G.M. Klemisch Workshop.

Charles Bizey, Paris (fl 1716 – p 1752),
mark: Fleurs-de-lis/ BIZEY

In 1716 Bizey became a member of the guild of Master Musical Instrument Makers in Paris. This recorder would not made before this date. The recorder, originally in a=392 (Parisan pitch) is therefore quite a late instrument. The trefoil in his mark shows, that he made instruments for the French Court. He appears also to be one the first to make a transverse flute in four sections.


Lit.: G. Klemisch, „Zur Bauweise der Blockflöte um 1700 und Möglichkeiten des Nachbaus,“ in SAIM, Beiheft 12, Michaelstein/Blankenburg, 1992, S. 47
William Waterhouse, „The New Langwill Index“ London, 1993, ISBN 0-946113-04-1
Pillip T. Young , 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments, London 1993