Baroque Tenors may be made either with only open holes for low C and C# and no keys, or with keys on the foot joint for low C and C#. In general, keyless tenors are on the smaller side in order to place the holes where they can be reached. They often have a sweet sound reminiscent of a voiceflute, but less volume in the lower register. Keyed tenors are usually a bit longer and with a larger bore on the lower end (with the exception of the Moeck Rottenburgh, where the version with keys is the same size as the version without), which gives them more volume in the low range.


     Keyed Tenors

     Keyless Tenors


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