Baroque Bassoons
From the workshops of Eric Moulder and Tony Millyard

Eric Moulder and Tony Millyard have combined their research and manufacturing facilities to develop Baroque Bassoons at A=415hz. After a number of years of research and development we have produced three instruments which we are pleased to offer. See below for details of our Rottenburgh and Denner models.

We also make a classical period bassoon at A=430hz after Grenser. Please contact us for details about this instrument.

We also have a Denner model available at A=440hz

Our current waiting time for a new instrument is approximately 20 months.

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Denner Bassoon

J C Denner

This is a faithful and accurate copy of J C Denner's bassoon at its original pitch of A=415hz, now in the Brussels Conservatoire (catalogue number 427). Johann Christoph Denner was active as an instrument maker in Nurnburg from around 1678 until his death in 1707, so this instrument is one of the earliest examples of a Baroque Bassoon.

The Denner is excellent for playing the baroque repertoire and has a strong and rich tone.

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Rottenburgh Bassoon

H Rottenburgh

Based on J H Rottenburgh's four-keyed bassoon in Brugges (number M56), this instrument is thought to have originally been made around 1735. Joannes Hyacinthus Rottenburgh was active as an instrument maker in Brussels between 1700 and 1775.

This instrument has a narrower long joint and a slightly softer tone than the Denner bassoon and is well suited to playing baroque music within both orchestral and chamber settings.


For further information please contact either:-
Eric Moulder at 30 King Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5NW, England.
Tel: +44 (0) 1538 386867 or e-mail to:-
Tony Millyard at Lilac Cottage, Farthingstone, Northamptonshire, NN12 8EY, England. Tel: +44 (0) 1327 361576 or e-mail to:-
Page last updated 8th March 2019


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