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- North American term for descant recorder
- ‘The real focus of the program, however, is the four concerti for recorder, featuring Matthias Maute on alto recorder once, soprano recorder twice, and a humorously small sopranino recorder for the final piece.’
- ‘Another manipulated instrument is the ‘clariflute,’ which is a soprano recorder with a clarinet mouthpiece.’
- ‘In the other was Breathless I, a soprano recorder made of wood, drilled through with over 100 precise round holes.’
- ‘Sometimes it toots high, like a superior soprano recorder and sometimes a bit lower (like an alto recorder) but the tootiness, sadly, persists.’
- ‘Its tone is piping and gracious, perhaps in between that of a soprano recorder and an Irish penny-whistle!’
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