The Greatbass Recorder

The greatbass is fingered in C with a range which begins one octave below Middle C and extends thru to the second D above.  It stands approx. four feet tall and features a bassoon-like bocal and many keys.  It is one of the lesser known of the recorder family, probably because it is the first member not to be offered in plastic.  But, the greatbass is an important part of any recorder orchestra, filling out the bottom of the chords.

Sound Files:
demo tune (this is a greatbass and contrabass duet--the greatbass is the upper voice)