Herouard 4-key

Instrument: 4-key flute in D, boxwood with horn rings and brass keys, tuning slide

Maker: Thomas Herouard, Paris 1760- mid 19th Century

Pitch: 430 (based on a similar flute at that length)

Sounding Length: 547mm

Total Length:

Embouchure size:

Restorer: not yet restored

Notes: The first known flute maker of the family was married to one of the Hotteterre family. The mark on this flute appears to be an unlisted version of the first mark. Probably made c. 1825. The wood of the head joint has clearly experienced some strange damage but in trying it on another working flute, it is quite excellent.

Demonstration recordings:

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