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Woodwind & Brass

Here at The Early Music Shop we have a fascinating range of early woodwind and brass instruments from makers the world over. Explore the collection below and discover Flutes, Oboes, Bassoons, Sackbuts, Chalumeaux, Cornetti, Shawms, Gemshorns, Serpents, Rauschpfeifes and much more!

One maker who we proudly represent is Tony Millyard, maker of flutes, baroque oboes and baroque bassoons as well as his brand new oboe da caccia coming soon to the Early Music Shop.

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    Bass Sackbutt in F after Ehe by Rath

    Rath
    £5,600.00

    Michael Rath is an émigré from London (Paxman Horns) who has produced a series of sackbuts based on museum originals. The bass in F is after Ehe, i...

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    Natural Trumpet with Lacquered Finish by Rath @ A415/A440 with C and D crooks including mouthpiece and case

    Rath
    £4,554.00

    Natural Trumpet with Lacquered Finish by Rath @ A415/A440 with C and D crooks including mouthpiece and case

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    Natural Trumpet by Rath @ A415/A440 with C and D crooks including mouthpiece and case

    Rath
    £4,200.00

    Natural Trumpet by Rath @ A415/A440 with C and D crooks including mouthpiece and case

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    Tenor Sackbutt in Bb after Drewelwetz by Rath

    Rath
    £4,200.00

    Michael Rath is an émigré from London (Paxman Horns) who has produced a series of sackbuts based on museum originals. The tenor in Bb is after Drew...

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    Alto Sackbutt in Eb by Rath

    Rath
    £3,895.00

    Michael Rath is an émigré from London (Paxman Horns) who has produced a series of sackbuts based on museum originals. The alto in Eb is after Nagle...

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    Natural Trumpet with decoration by Michael Münkwitz

    Munkwitz
    £2,500.00

    A natural trumpet made by German brass-instrument maker Michael Münkwitz. This instrument is after a Wolf Birckholtz, Nürnberg 1650, the original o...

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    EMS Serpent Special Leather Bound Edition by Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £2,395.00

    EMS Serpent in C - Special Leather Bound Edition by Early Music Shop - Our grateful thanks go to David Harding for allowing us to continue producti...

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    Eric Moulder Renaissance Tenor Shawm In C

    Eric Moulder
    £2,140.00
    1 review

    Eric Moulder Renaissance Tenor Shawm In C. The design for the shawm by Eric Moulder is based upon one which can be clearly seen in a painting by H...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after Hotteterre

    Wenner Baroque Flute after Hotteterre in Grenadilla (a=392)

    Wenner
    £2,125.00

    This baroque flute after Hotteterre by German maker Martin Wenner is an exquisite instrument. Beautifully hand-crafted from grenadilla, its deep to...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after Hotteterre in European Boxwood (a=392)

    Wenner
    £2,125.00

    This baroque flute after Hotteterre by German maker Martin Wenner is an exquisite instrument. Beautifully hand-crafted from stained European boxwoo...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after "Buffardin le Fils" in European Boxwood

    Wenner
    £2,100.00

    A new baroque flute model by German maker Martin Wenner. Pierre Gabriel Buffardin (ca. 1690–1768) was one of the most famous flutists of his time a...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after "Buffardin le Fils" in Grenadilla

    Wenner
    £2,100.00
    1 review

    A new baroque flute model by German maker Martin Wenner. Pierre Gabriel Buffardin (ca. 1690–1768) was one of the most famous flautists of his time ...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after Rottenburgh in European Boxwood

    Wenner
    £2,100.00

    This baroque flute by renowned maker Martin Wenner is after an original by G. A. Rottenburgh. Although there are several original flutes by him st...

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    Wenner Palanca Baroque Flute in Boxwood

    Wenner Baroque Flute after Palanca in European Boxwood (a=415)

    Wenner
    from £2,100.00

    This handmade baroque flute after Palanca by German maker Martin Wenner is our best-selling baroque flute model. It is perfect for beginners to the...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after Palanca

    Wenner Baroque Flute after Palanca in Grenadilla (a=415)

    Wenner
    from £2,100.00
    1 review

    This handmade baroque flute after Palanca by German maker Martin Wenner is our best-selling baroque flute. It is perfect for beginners to the baroq...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after Grenser in European Boxwood

    Wenner
    £2,100.00

    A baroque flute modelled after August Grenser by renowned maker Martin Wenner. The original flute by Grenser was constructed around 1790 and is in ...

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    Wenner Baroque Flute after Grenser in Grenadilla

    Wenner
    £2,100.00

    A baroque flute modelled after August Grenser by renowned maker Martin Wenner. The original flute by Grenser was constructed around 1790 and is in ...

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    Natural Trumpet after Birckholtz by Michael Münkwitz

    Munkwitz
    £1,950.00

    A natural trumpet made by German brass-instrument maker Michael Münkwitz. This instrument is after a Wolf Birckholtz, Nürnberg 1650, the original o...

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    EMS Serpent in C by Early Music Shop

    Early Music Shop
    £1,895.00

    EMS Harding Serpent - Our grateful thanks go to David Harding for allowing us to continue production of his extremely popular Harding Serpent since...

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    Baroque Oboe d'amore after Eichentopf a=415 by Millyard

    Millyard
    £1,550.00

    A baroque oboe d'amore after Eichentopf at a=415 (baroque pitch) by English maker Tony Millyard. This oboe d’amore is after the Eichentopf model in...

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    Eric Moulder Renaissance Alto Shawm In F

    Eric Moulder
    £1,550.00

    Eric Moulder renaissance alto shawm in f. The design for the shawm by Eric Moulder is based upon one which can be clearly seen in a painting by Ha...

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    Baroque Oboe after Denner (a=415) by Millyard

    Millyard
    £1,480.00
    2 reviews

    Baroque Oboe after Denner a=415 by English maker Tony Millyard Millyard's oboes are after the Denner model in the metropolitan museum in New York....

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    Baroque Oboe after Denner (a=440) by Millyard

    Millyard
    £1,480.00
    2 reviews

    Baroque Oboe after Denner a=440 by English maker Tony Millyard Millyard's oboes are after the Denner model in the metropolitan museum in New York....

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    Monk Cornetto in G @ A440 - Leather/Rock Maple Wood by Jeremy West

    Monk
    £1,275.00

    Monk Cornetto in G @ A440 -  Leather/Rock Maple Wood by Jeremy West - includes New Dutch Acorn Mouthpiece and Padded Bag. Made from solid Rock Map...

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    Cip 4 Part Bohemian Bagpipe D

    Cip
    £1,275.00

    Cip 4 part Bohemian bagpipe d. This ancient folk instrument is played in most of Bohemia's bagpipe regions, and also in the neighbouring areas of A...

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    Serpent Case by Kingham - suitable for the EMS Serpent

    Kingham
    £1,250.00

    Serpent Case by Kingham - suitable for the EMS Serpent, with space for A415 crooks, A440 Crooks and Mouthpiece. A strong rigid case with a vinyl c...

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    Tenor Sackbutt with Antiqued Finish by Nartiss

    Nartiss
    £1,250.00
    1 review

    Nartiss tenor sackbut at a=440 including case and extra a=415 tuning slide - antiqued lacquer finish. The Early Music Shop is excited to introduce ...

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    Tenor Sackbut by Nartiss

    Nartiss
    £1,250.00

    Nartiss tenor sackbut Bb at a=440 including case and extra a=415 tuning slide - lacquered finish.  The Early Music Shop is excited to introduce the...

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    Erik Martens Renaissance Alto Shawm in G

    Erik Martens
    £1,225.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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    Erik Martens Renaissance Alto Shawm in F

    Erik Martens
    £1,225.00

    Erik Martens has been playing the tenor shawm since 2008 as a member of the Colchester Waits. Our good friend John Hanchet generously offered him ...

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    Alto Sackbutt in Eb with Antiqued Finish by Nartiss

    Nartiss
    £1,225.00

    Nartiss Alto Sackbut Eb Including Case and extra a=415 tuning slide - lacquered finish.  The Early Music Shop is excited to introduce the first of ...

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    Alto Sackbut in Eb by Nartiss

    Nartiss
    £1,225.00

    Nartiss Alto Sackbut Eb Including Case and extra a=415 tuning slide - lacquered finish.  The Early Music Shop is excited to introduce the first of ...

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    Eric Moulder Renaissance Soprano Shawm In C

    Eric Moulder
    £935.00

    Eric Moulder Renaissance Soprano Shawm In C. The design for the shawm by Eric Moulder is based upon one which can be clearly seen in a painting by...

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    EMS Bass Cornamuse

    Early Music Shop
    £925.00

    We are delighted to introduce a new range of cornamuse, the first of a series of exciting new projects between EMS and Jo Kunath. The cornamuse is ...

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    Unique Baroque flute (Offset) in Plumwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. I...

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    Unique Baroque Flute (Inline) in Pearwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. I...

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    Unique Baroque Flute (Inline) in Maracaibo Boxwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. It...

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    Unique Baroque Flute (Offset) in Maracaibo Boxwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. It...

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    Unique Baroque Flute (Offset) in Pearwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00
    1 review

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. It...

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    Unique Baroque Flute (Inline) in Plumwood a=442 by Wenner

    Wenner
    £895.00

    The Unique Flute by German maker Martin Wenner is the perfect wooden baroque flute for beginners or those wishing to explore baroque repertoire. It...

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    Sub-Bass Gemshorn in Cip

    Cip
    £850.00

    Czech maker Pavel Cip produces an extremely well made series of gemshorns which are processed and polished very carefully. The block is made of wat...

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    Kobliczek Renaissance Bass Flute (in G)

    Kobliczek
    £795.00

    Kobliczek flute renaissance bass in G. The Kobliczek workshops under the guidance of Christoph Hammann produce a range of renaissance flutes in sta...

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    Cip Tenor Cornamuse - a renaissance double reed instrument

    Cip
    £775.00

    Czech maker Pavel Cip Cornamuse - a renaissance double reed instrument with windcap. The narrow cylindrical bore gives it a gentle chamber tone and...

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    Eric Moulder Soprano Rauschpfeife in C

    Eric Moulder
    £775.00

    Eric Moulder Soprano Rauschpfeife in C. Rauschpfeife are instruments with a very powerful sound, similar to a shawm, which will project well in an...

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    Sub-Bass Gemshorn by Wiener

    Wiener
    £765.00

    German maker Peter Wiener produces an extremely well made series of gemshorns from cow or ox horn. The sub-bass has a chromatic scale with a range ...

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    EMS Tenor Cornamuse

    Early Music Shop
    £750.00
    1 review

    We are delighted to introduce a new range of cornamuse, the first of a series of exciting new projects between EMS and Jo Kunath. The cornamuse is ...

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