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Jean-Jacques RIPPERT

The original instrument which I copy is kept in the museum of Glasgow (Glen collection). It is made of boxwood, in three parts, with moulding, ring and cap made of ivory, and a silver key. This flute is dated around 1690.
The embouchure has been altered (enlarged). The head and foot mortises have also been changed ? adding a little extra mortise to reduce the length of the instrument, and up its pitch.
But it's possible that these additional mortises were made originally, indeed their implementation meant enough matter initially on the rings to be able to dig. But it is also possible that the original mortises have been destroyed and replaced by those visible today ?
This beautiful and elegant flute is available in stained boxwood, with imitation ivory mouldings, and a silver key, either 392 Hz or 400 Hz (400 Hz is in my view, after reconstruction, the closest pitch of the original flute).
This flute has a bore large enough, the sound is so powerful. The timbre is rich and warm, the third register easy. The pear gives it a little less powerful than the box, but with a more mellow tone.
Repertoire : the same as the Hotteterre flutes of course, of the same lineage, and also for German music in the Italian or gallant style.
Jean-Jacques RIPPERT (c1645-1724?) : He probably came from Germany, and he worked in Paris as a factor of wind instruments (flutes especially), and composer ("Sonates pour flute traversière" 1722). He was regarded in his time, with Hotteterre (Jean II and Martin) his contemporaries, as the best wind-instrument maker in Paris.

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