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Bill Lazar

425 N. Whisman Rd., Ste. 200

Mountain View, CA 94043

(650) 938-5367

(866) 511-2981

LazarsEMS@gmail.com

 

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After much consideration, Moeck has ultimately decided after four decades, to close their department, "Renaissance and Baroque Woodwind Instruments".

Without exception, making these instruments involves even today, extensive and complicated work by hand and demands an incredibly high level of manual skill, precision and experience from the instrument makers, besides indispensable expertise acquired over decades.

Despite all Moeck's efforts, the number of customers and people interested in these unusual instruments has always remained small. Moeck's idealism always weighed in favor of their production and keeping tradition alive as opposed to the dictates of economy.

However, both the employees entrusted with the making of these instruments are now taking their well-earned retirement. Thus the point in time has arrived where Moeck is discontinuing the production of these instruments, which were always more admired rather than acquired.

Moeck has not taken this decision lightly as the crumhorns, the shawns, the cornets, and all the other instruments represent more than 500 hundred years of European history of music and culture.

Moeck's recorder production is in no way affected by this decision.

Moeck will gladly continue to deliver high quality recorders according to diverse requirements, whether they be recorders for beginners, ensemble or solo instruments, historical reproductions or innovative new developments.

Contrary to rumors, Moeck is not going out of business. They are just discontinuing their reed instruments. They still are making recorders and plan to keep doing this for many years, as another generation of Moecks is preparing to take over the business.

 

NLA= No longer available

 

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Moeck Historical Woodwinds

New Item:

Reed Design for Early Woodwinds

by David Hogan Smith

I have a very limited number of copies of this excellent out-of-print book at $90 each.

Kelphorn Trio--Bill Lazar, Jack Ashworth, Gene Murrow, Port Townsend Workshop, 2001

What a sound!

 

January 31, 2007 Price List

 

Instrument

Model #

Wood

Description

Range Sound File Fingering Chart

My Price

 

                                    Crumhorns                                  Top of Page

Moeck SATB Crumhorns

  Crumhorns

Double reed instruments with windcap. Range is one octave and a fifth.  Sound similar to a regal.  Fingering similar to recorders. All instruments are supplied with one cane reed.

If you want professional quality crumhorns, see my Optimized Crumhorns page.

Soprano in c

R01

Oiled Maple

  2 keys                                             

 

$760

Alto in f

R02

Oiled Maple

  2 keys                                             

$847

Alto in g

R02A

Oiled Maple

  without keys                                   

 

$847

Tenor in C

R03

Oiled Maple

  2 keys                                    

$1145

Bass in F

R04

Oiled Maple

  2 keys                                           

$1647

Great bass in C

R05

Oiled Maple

  2 keys                                      

 

NLA

                                 Cornamusen                                Top of Page

 

Moeck SAT Cornamuse

   Cornamusen

A double reed instrument with windcap whose tone is softer than that of the crumhorn.         Range is one octave and a fifth.

Soprano

R10

Oiled Maple

 

NLA

Alto

R11

Oiled Maple

 

NLA

Tenor

R12

Oiled Maple

 

NLA

Bass

R13

Oiled Maple

 

NLA

                               Rauschpfeife                                 Top of Page

Moeck Rauschpfeife  

   Rauschpfeife

   Double reed instruments with windcap.  Range is one octave and a sixth.

Rauschpfeife

R15

Oiled Maple

Sopranino in F                                            

NLA

Rauschpfeife

R16

Oiled Maple

Soprano in C                                               

NLA

     Dulcian                                       Top of Page

Moeck Dulcian  

Dulcian

A forerunner of the bassoon whose versatility lies in the fact that it over blows and has a wide compass. A mute is supplied with each instrument to soften the tone if required.

Dulcian (Curtal)

R56

Oiled Maple

Bass, with f# key.

NLA

                                Shawms and Schalme                           Top of Page

 

Moeck soprano and alto shawms

Shawms

Precursor of the modern oboe.

Shawm

R66

Oiled Pearwood

Soprano shawm modeled on a late form by Jacob Denner (Nuremberg 1681-1735).
Historical Museum Frankfurt.
So-called German shawm.

NLA

Shawm

R67

Oiled Pearwood

Alto shawm, a Christoph Denner (1655-1707) copy. Historical Museum Frankfurt. 

NLA

Moeck Shalme

Schalme

R68

Oiled Maple

Sopranino shawm.

NLA

Schalme

R69

Oiled Maple

Soprano Shawm, with pirouette for embouchure with puffed-out cheeks.

 

NLA

                       Cornets or Cornettos or Zinken                       Top of Page

Moeck R73 cornett  

Moeck Serpent

Cornets

Blown like a trumpet, fingered like a flute. Besides use in ensemble or as a solo instrument, they also served as a support for the choir parts.

Cornet

R71

Oiled Pearwood

Cornetto Diritto (straight)with a separate metal mouthpiece. Played with an embouchure similar to trumpets but with recorder-like fingering.

 

NLA

Cornet

R73

Pearwood

Cornetto curvo (curved), leather wrapped with a horn mouthpiece. Played with an embouchure similar to trumpets but with recorder-like fingering.

NLA

Serpent

R76

Varnished Pine

Bass cornet, design: Edme Guilleaume, two keys

     

NLA

                                     Renaissance Flutes                            Top of Page

  

Flutes

Copies of originals in the Accademia Filarmonica in Verona, designed by Neidhart Bousset, Berlin

Moeck Baroque Flute

Renaissance Flute

R83

Oiled Pear or Plum

Tenor (soprano)                                     

NLA

Renaissance Flute

R84

Oiled Pear or Plum

Bass (alto)                                            

 

NLA

                               size="5"> Baroque Transverse Flutes                      Top of Page

Transverse flutes

Copies of Godefroid Adrien Rottenburgh (Brussels 1709-1790), designed by Claire Soubeyran, Paris

Baroque Flute

B03

Grenadilla

a=440 Hz. 

 

NLA

Baroque Flute

B04

Grenadilla

a=415 Hz.

   

NLA

                  Baroque Oboes                                                           Top of Page

 Moeck Baroque Oboes

Baroque oboes

Design by Harry A. Vas Dias, Decatur, Ga., USA

Compared with the modern oboe, the tone of this baroque instrument is richer in harmonics. 

Baroque Oboe

B17

Maracaibo Boxwood, oiled

Jacob Denner (Nuremberg 1681-1735) copy;  a=415 Hz. 

 

NLA

Baroque Oboe

B18

Maracaibo Boxwood, oiled

Barnaba Grassi (Milan ca. 1790) copy, a=440 Hz.

 

NLA

                     Baroque Rackett or Rankett                      Top of Page

Moeck Bass Rankett (Rackett)  

Rankett

Its inner bore is comprised of 10 parallel interconnected tubes, which makes this a very compact instrument. Notes will also be fingered with the help of the lower finger joints.

 

Customer Review

Baroque Rackett

B38

Oiled Pearwood

Also known as the German Sausage Bassoon, a'=440 Hz  

NLA

                                   Chalumeaux                                  Top of Page

 

Moeck SnSAT Chalumeaux


Chalumeaux

Precursor to the modern clarinet

 

Chalumeaux 

B40

Oiled Pearwood

Sopranino                                         

NLA

Chalumeaux

B41

Oiled Pearwood

Soprano                                              

NLA

Chalumeaux

B42

Oiled Pearwood

Alto                                                    

NLA

Chalumeaux

B43

Oiled Pearwood

Tenor                                                 

 

NLA

                                           Soprano Clarinet                                        Top of Page

 sounding in C, transposing in G
3 brass keys,
Design: Gerd Figge and Hanns-Peter Wagner

For a long time woodwind and brass players have been looking for a suitable beginner's instrument - besides the recorder - for children from the age of 6. We now present our idea of a clarinet for beginners which may perhaps remind some people of the chalumeau, the historical predecessor of the clarinet. The embouchure is more suitable for children than the normal clarinet, whereby we use rubber for the mouthpiece.

Determined by childrens' lip muscles and taking into account the change to second teeth, the pressure from the mouth had to be calculated in such a way that good intonation could be maintained. This was achieved by modifying the chamber, the table and the thickness of the reed as well as lengthening the mouthpiece so that normal Vandoren Bb clarinet reeds (German cut) with 1.5 and 2 thicknesses could be used. The ligature bracket consists of a milled screw and a pressure plate of rubber and brass. By this means the reed is pressed onto the mouthpiece table with a constant pressure. Changing reeds is very simple.

The wood chosen for this instrument is either the relatively hard plumwood or ebony. The closely-placed finger holes are a concession to childrens' hands playing on the soprano clarinet. It is no larger than a soprano recorder and is lightweight to hold. As a transposing instrument it prepares the way very simply for the larger Bb clarinet. As an instrument sounding in C one uses the fingering in the lower octave as on the recorder. One can use our soprano clarinet in place of a baroque chalumeau (which originally has a range of only an eleventh and does not overblow) and with original literature for that instrument. One can also use it in ensemble with other instruments, particularly with recorders and especially for classical, pop and jazz music.

 

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Clarinet

B45

Plumwood

Soprano transposes in G, sounds in C, 3 brass keys

 

NLA

Clarinet

B46

Ebony

Soprano transposes in G, sounds in C, 3 brass keys

   

NLA

 

Reeds

Moeck instruments using reeds come with a rough-shaped reed that sometimes doesn't function very well.  If you would like a custom reed made for the instrument, let me know.  There will be an extra charge for this reed.  Often the instrument has to be retuned to accept the new, dry-play reed, at an additional charge.


Ordering Information                                                                                                                                                Top of PageSubcontrabass recorder in Bb, by Adriana Breukink

Email, call or write me to order or discuss your needs.  You can't order from my web site--I like to discuss your order with you first.

Many people have told me how much they enjoy my bringing my ‘store’ of instruments to workshops so that they can try many different ones over the course of a few days.  This makes their decision-making process much easier. 

Obviously, when ordering by mail, I can’t send you my whole ‘store’ of instruments to try, but I do try to come as close as is reasonably possible.  All instruments can be ordered on approval.  I am happy to send out two or more instruments for you to compare.  For instance, I could send out two or three rosewood altos, or rosewood, pearwood, grenadilla and  boxwood altos for you to sample.  Then you can play them (please, no more than 15 minutes per day, just as if you were starting the breaking-in process), let your friends try or listen to them, and let a teacher try them.  This gives you some feedback on your choice, and gives you more confidence in your decision. 

I want you to be satisfied with your instrument, and feel under no obligation to buy it if you don’t like it.  A normal time for deciding is approximately one week.  I, of course, expect any returned instruments to be in like-new condition (see below).  Whether you decide to buy an instrument or not, all I ask is that you pay for shipping costs both ways.

Once you have decided on a purchase, I will bill you. 

Email, call or write me to order or discuss your needs.  You can't order from my web site--I like to discuss your order with you first.

 

I had an instrument returned that smelled of cigarette smoke.  The customer did not smoke, but a visitor did.  I haven't yet succeeded in removing the smell.  I can't sell a smoky instrument, so I do not want to send instruments on approval to households where people are allowed to smoke.  If a smoky-smelling (or mildew-smelling) instrument is returned to me, I will not accept it, and you will have bought it, since it is no longer in like-new condition.  In my experience, hardly any recorder players smoke, so this should be a rare occurrence.  So please, no smoke, mildew or lipstick, and brush your teeth before playing--all things you should do if the instrument were yours.  I hope you understand this policy.

 

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