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Two Monzani "Tenor" Flutes

Monzani's "tenor" flutes are essentially flauti d'amore
that play a major third lower than the ordinary concert flute.

NMM 3784. Tenor flute by Tebaldo Monzani, London, ca. 1808-1819 NMM 3110. Tenor flute by Tebaldo Monzani & Co., London, ca. 1816-1819

Left: NMM 3784.  "Tenor" flute by Tebaldo Monzani, London, ca. 1808-1819. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on head: [Crown] / MONZANI / No [24] DOVER ST / LONDON / B; on upper body: [Crown] / MONZANI'S / PATENT / KEYS / B; on lower body and foot: [Crown] / MONZANI / B. Monzani used the letter "B" to designate his tenor flute, essentially a flauto d'amore that plays a major third lower than the ordinary concert flute. For further discussion see Kreitzer p. 148. No number. Stained boxwood, ivory ferrules. Graduated, ivory screw-cap. Patented key system, 1807. Five silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Lowest note d'. Total length, 761.5 mm. Sounding length, 676.8 mm. Ex coll.: Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham, England. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Right: NMM 3110.  "Tenor" flute by Tebaldo Monzani & Co., London, ca. 1816-1819. Conical. Four sections. Stamped on upper body: PATENT / [Crown] / MONZANI / No 24 DOVER ST / LONDON; on head: [Crown] / MONZANI & Co / B; on lower body and foot: PATENT / [Crown] / MONZANI. Monzani used the letter "B" to designate his tenor flute, essentially a flauto d'amore that plays a major third lower than the ordinary concert flute. For further discussion see Kreitzer thesis, p. 148. Number 1343. Cocus, silver ferrules. Graduated wood, ivory, and silver screw-cap. Patented 1807 key system. Patent of 1812 features: raised, wood embouchure-cusps. Five silver keys in integral wood mounts. Closed keys: c'', B-flat, G-sharp, short F, D-sharp. Lowest note d'. Hallmarks: [king's head] [lion passant] a TM / HH. Total length, 762.0 mm. Sounding length, ca. 680.5 mm. Arne B. Larson Collection, 1979.

Go to Annotated Checklist of Flutes by Tebaldo Monzani, Monzani & Co., and Henry Hill

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