The Altus Flute d'Amore is a true collector's instrument. It was a commonly played instrument in the 18th century, though you rarely see new repertoire written for it today. Despite the lack of repert... Click To Read More About This Product
The Altus Flute d'Amore is a true collector's instrument. It was a commonly played instrument in the 18th century, though you rarely see new repertoire written for it today. Despite the lack of repertoire devoted to the d'amore, it has been experiencing a comeback since the 1960s particularly among jazz players and doublers.
The flute d'amore has the projection, response, and flexibility of a C flute, but it has an extraordinarily silken, smooth, and dark sound more similar to the sound of an alto flute. These characteristics make is well suited for jazz. Also used as a classical solo instrument, the flute d'amore charms the audience.
The Altus Flute d'Amore is available pitched in Bb or A. It is longer than a standard C flute and has a larger bore. The flute comes standard with closed holes.
Britannia silver headjoint and body
Silver plated keys
Key of Bb or A
Soldered Tone Holes
Pointed key arms
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