Wide Bore C Recorder Whistle

wide bore C recorder whistle
Wide bore C recorder whistle
C recorder whistle - 145 GBP
made out of thin-walled aluminium tubing with ca. 15mm bore

The eight-hole C recorder whistle is a whistle recorder hybrid made from light aluminium tubing, with a wider bore than the standard C whistle. It has a top left hand thumb hole and four finger holes for the right hand, like a recorder. Fingering is similar to a baroque recorder, using cross-fingering for both F natural and F sharp etc. The wider bore gives it a slightly more fluty and more powerful sound than the standard C whistle. It plays over two octaves and can be pushed for some third octave notes.

This recorder whistle may suit recorder players who like to achieve the more open and powerful sound of a whistle, with stronger bottom notes (compared to a typical tapered-bore recorder), and those who need a whistle which can produce cross-fingered semitones, for easier playing in various keys.

In the second octave the notes from C up to A can be played with the thumb hole closed, as well as pinched in the typical recorder technique. Note that middle C and D can be easily played with a strong tone having the fingers down (overblowing) as well as the traditional recorder fingerings with just two or one top finger down in the first register.

Fingering Chart

Legend: ● = closed, ○ = open, ◘ = half closed, or pinched thumb hole

low register notes:

C ● ● ●   ● ● ● ●
C# ● ● ●   ● ● ● ◘
D ● ● ●   ● ● ● ○
Eb ● ● ●   ● ● ◘ ○
E ● ● ●   ● ● ○ ○
F ● ● ●   ● ○ ● ●
F# ● ● ●   ○ ● ● ●
G ● ● ●   ○ ○ ○ ○
G# ● ● ○   ● ● ● ●
A ● ● ○   ○ ○ ○ ○
Bb ● ○ ●   ● ● ○ ○
B ● ○ ○   ○ ○ ○ ○
C ○ ● ○   ○ ○ ○ ○
C# ● ● ○   ○ ○ ○ ○
D ○ ● ○   ○ ○ ○ ○

high register notes:

C ● ● ●   ● ● ● ●
C# ● ● ●   ● ● ● ◘
D ● ● ●   ● ● ● ○
Eb ● ● ●   ● ● ◘ ○
E ● ● ●   ● ● ○ ○
F ● ● ●   ● ○ ● ○
F# ● ● ●   ○ ● ○ ○
G ● ● ●   ○ ○ ○ ○
G# ● ● ○   ● ○ ● ○
A ● ● ○   ○ ○ ○ ○
Bb ● ● ○   ● ● ● ○
B ● ○ ○   ○ ○ ○ ○or   B ● ○ ○   ● ● ● ○
C ● ○ ○   ● ● ○ ○or   C ○ ● ●   ● ● ○ ○
C# ● ○ ●   ● ○ ● ●or   C# ● ● ●   ● ○ ● ●
D ● ○ ●   ● ○ ● ○or   D ○ ● ●   ● ○ ● ○