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Recorder31 Day 28 | WIN a Mollenhauer Denner Edition soprano recorder worth £950!

Recorder31 Day 28 | WIN a Mollenhauer Denner Edition soprano recorder worth £950!

Welcome to the final week of this year's Recorder31 – and we have a super treat for you today! An amazingly high-quality instrument could be yours in today's giveaway...

Courtesy of our friends at Mollenhauer, we have an incredible prize for today's giveaway. This brand new handmade Denner Edition Soprano Recorder in Grenadilla is worth a whopping £950 and we have one to give to a reader of Recorder31.

All you need to do to enter is the following:

  1. Visit our social media pages on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and make sure you are following our account.
  2. Share/repost today's post relating to the Mollenhauer Denner Edition giveaway.
  3. Tag two of your musical friends in the comments of the post (maybe they may wish to enter too!)

Not on social media? We've been contacted by a few customers who wish to enter but do not use social media platforms. We'd love you to help spread the word about EMS and Recorder31 on social media, but if you don't have accounts, simply comment on our post below and we'll count it as an entry.

About this instrument...

The Mollenhauer Denner Edition 1104 soprano is made of grenadilla, has heavily undercut tone holes, a bushed thumbhole and threaded joints. The recorder is supplied in an attractive half-moon leather case.

In 2002, three years after the death of perhaps one of the greatest recorder makers Fred Morgan, Mollenhauer and the Morgan family began working together on a design of Denner alto and soprano to add to Mollenhauer’s already established and award winning Denner series. This partnership has resulted in high quality, well designed instruments becoming available to a wide circle of players. Morgan based his alto design on an instrument by Jacob Denner (1681-1735) from the Copenhagen Museum and undertook the complicated task of converting it into an instrument at a=440 whilst still retaining the essential characteristics of the original design. After years of careful research he designed a brilliant instrument that was faithful to the original in all but pitch. Based on this design, Mollenhauer present an instrument whose design features include a specially stabilised block to help prevent swelling and blocking and a curved windway with concave internal surfaces to make tonal variation easier to produce. With a clear upper octave and stable low notes this instrument also has a clear and full tone.

Click here to read Mollenhauer's brochure about their Denner Edition recorders.


The Sound of Recorder Music!

Each day this month we're highlighting an audio clip of a recorder from our extensive range. As it's the prize for today's giveaway, we thought it would be fitting to feature the Mollenhauer Denner Edition Soprano in Grenadilla! Listen to the clips below or follow this link to find out more about this instrument.

Van Eyck Nightingale:

Sammartini Allegro:


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Bryan Ward - August 29, 2023

All the people at EMS are so knowledgeable and helpful in everything. The audio clips of different recorders this month has been a great innovation and as a current alto player, has helped me to decide on a new one to buy. Having played alto for some years I think it’s time to broaden my repertoire and add the soprano to my practice!

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