Instrument catalogue – fagottino/tenoroon

To view or download the FULL-TEXT CATALOGUE with all references click HERE. Please scroll down to see our explanatory text “About the catalogue”.

Below is a compact version of the instrument catalogue. Click on the linked ID numbers (=models examined) to see specific instruments in the photo gallery and to see a further link to the dataset for that specific instrument.

Compact instrument catalogue

ID NrMakerInstrumentProvenanceDatelocation
FT1ADLER, Frédéric G. 111-key
tenoroon
Parisca.1835Boston, US
FT2ADLER, Frédéric G. 213-key
tenoroon
Parisca.1840Paris, FR
FT3ANONYMOUS 14-key fagottino/octaveUnknown (Austria)ca.1820 – 1850IT (private collection)
ANONYMOUS 2tenoroon/FUnknownca.1830Nice, FR
ANONYMOUS 310-key
tenoroon/F
Londonca.1830London, UK
FT4ANONYMOUS 44-key fagottino/octaveUnknown (Germany)ca.1780Amsterdam, NL
ANONYMOUS 56-key fagottino/octaveUnknown (UK)ca.1800Former de Witt collection
FT6ANONYMOUS 78-key
tenoroon/G
Unknown (Italy/Austria) c.1815CH, private
FT7ANONYMOUS 83-key fagottino/octaveUnknown (Germany)ca.1730 –70Stockholm, SE
ANONYMOUS 96-key fagottino/octaveUnknownca.1800–25London, UK
ANONYMOUS 107-key fagottino/octaveFranceca.1850–98Madrid, ES
FT40ANONYMOUS 114-key fagottino/octaveUnknown (Germany)ca.1750–90CH (private collection)
FT46ANONYMOUS 125-key
tenoroon/G
Germanyca.1815Leipzig, DE
ANONYMOUS 133-key fagottino/octaveFranceca.1700–80New York, US
ANONYMOUS 1410-key
tenoroon/F
Unknown (UK)ca.1820New York, US
ANONYMOUS 156-key
tenoroon/G?
Unknown (UK)ca.1800Tucson, Arizona, US (private collection)
ANONYMOUS 166-key
tenoroon/G?
Unknown (UK)ca.1800British Columbia, CA
ANONYMOUS 17tenoroon/FUnknownca.1820–50Stuttgartt, DE, (private collection)
ANONYMOUS 180-key
unfinished fagottino
Unknown
ca.1820
Unknown (former Kremsmünster, AT)
FT8ASTOR, Georg & HORWOOD6-key
tenoroon/F?
Londonca.1815Newton Centre (MA), US
BABB, G.6-key
tenoroon/G?
Londonca.1780Oxford, UK
FT9BLOCKLEY, John4-key
tenoroon/G
Ullesthorpe/ Leicestershire (UK)ca.1780Boston, US
BLOCKLEY, John6-key
tenoroon/G?
Ullesthorpe/ Leicestershire (UK)ca.1760–98Unknown, (former private collection in Wolverhampton, UK)
FT10BONACCORSI7-key fagottino/octaveBarga (IT)ca.1815Stockholm, SE
BOOSEY & Co. tenoroon/UnknownLondon1899Unknown (historical catalogue reference)
BOOSEY & Co. 10-key
tenoroon/F?
Londonca.1880London, UK
BUFFET-CRAMPONtenoroon/UnknownParisca.1900Leeds, UK
BÜHNER & KELLER7-key fagottino/octaveStrasbourgca.1810London, UK
FT11CAHUSAC, Thomas 16-key
tenoroon/G?
London1789Brussels, BE
CAHUSAC, Thomas 24-key tenoroon/UnknownLondonca.1788Halifax, UK
FT12CASTLAS 7-key fagottino/octaveTurinca.1800Paris, FR
COLLINGS, Joseph3-key fagottino/octaveUKca.1771–73Unknown, (former Frank Rendell collection)
CUSTODE, Cristofaro 4-key fagottino/octaveNaplesca.1800–30Roma, IT
DE ROSA, R.11-key
tenoroon/G
Naplesca.1830London, UK
FT13DELUSSE, Christophe 7-key fagottino/octaveParisca.1783Paris, FR
FT14DENNER, Johann C. 3-key fagottino/octaveNurembergca.1700Boston, US
FT35DUPRÉ, Joseph0-key
unfinished fagottino
Tournai (Belgium)ca.1820–50Brussels, BE
EICHENTOPF, Johann H.3-key fagottino/octaveGermanyca.1740Halle, DE
EISENBRANDT, Johann B.tenoroon/unknownGöttingenca.1785– 1822Berlin, DE
EVETTE & SCHAEFFER17-key tenoroons/Eb, F, GParis1889 & 1912Unknown
FT36GAUTROT Aîné16-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1845–84UK, Waterhouse collection 
GEROCK, Christophertenoroon/unknownLondonca.1804–37St. Petersburg, RUS
GRENSER, Augustin4-key fagottino/octaveDresdenca.1744–98Copenhagen, DK
FT15GRENSER, H. & WIESNER, S.6-key fagottino/octaveDresdenca.1824Stockholm, SE
FT16GRENSER, Heinrich 15-key fagottino/octaveDresdenca.1800The Hague, NL
GRENSER, Heinrich 25-key fagottino/octaveDresdenca.1796–1813Frankfurt am Main, DE
FT50GRENSER, Heinrich 36-key fagottino/octaveDresdenca.1806–13Berlin, DE
HECKEL, Wilhelm18-key
tenoroon/F
Biebrich1907Unknown
FT41HIRSBRUNNER (Gebrüder) 112-key
tenoroon/F
Sumiswald (CH)ca.1815–47Bern, CH (former Hirsbrunner family collection)
HIRSBRUNNER (Gebrüder) 26-key
tenoroon/F
Sumiswald (CH)ca.1815–48
Willisau, CH
FT17JACOBY Fils5-key fagottino/octaveAuchca.1785Paris, FR
FT18KRAUS, I. 14-key
tenoroon/G
Germanyca.1775Paris, FR
KRAUS, I. 23-key
tenoroon/G?
Germanyca.1750–90Münich, DE
KRAUS, I. 33-key
tenoroon/G?
Germanyca.1750–90Hamamatsu-city, JP, (formerly Rosenbaum)
KRAUS, I. 44-key
tenoroon/G?
Germanyca.1750–90Salzburg, AT
KRAUS, I. 54-key
tenoroon/G?
Germanyca.1750–90Eisenach, DE
KÜSS, Wolfgang 19-key tenoroon/unknownViennaca.1810–39Biebrich, DE
FT49KÜSS, Wolfgang 210-key tenoroon/unknownViennaca.1810–39IT (private collection)
KÜSS, Wolfgang 39-key tenoroon/unknownViennaca.1810–40Prague, CZ
KUTERUF, J.3-key fagottino/octaveGermanyca.1700–60Münich, DE


LE BRETONSmall-size bassoon referred to as “counter-tenor basson” /unknownParisca.1692Unknown (historical catalogue reference)
FT43LEIBERZ, Johann Peter7-key fagottino/octaveKoblenzca.1825–35Leipzig, DE
LOT, Martin5-key fagottino/octaveParisca.1743–85Oxford, UK 
LOT, Martin 23-key fagottino/octaveParisca.1743–86London, UK
MAGVINI or MAGNINI8-key
tenoroon/F?
Viennaca.1800Kronach, DE
FT37MARZOLI, A.G.Philippe Tribert Marzoli Boehm (TMB)15-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1865UK, Waterhouse collection 
FT19MERKLEIN, I.8-key
tenoroon/F
Viennaca.1835Vicenza, IT (private collection)
MILHOUSE, William 14-key
tenoroon/G?
Londonca.1800London, UK
MILHOUSE, William 28-key tenoroon/GLondonca.1799– 1828Vermillion, SD, US
MILHOUSE, William 36-key fagottino/octaveLondonca.1800Tucson, Arizona, US (private collection)
MORTON, Alfred W.15-key
tenoroon/F
Londonca.1870Hamamatsu-city, JP, (formerly Rosenbaum)
FT20MÜLLER4-key fagottino/octaveGermanyca.1770
Brussels, BE
PACE, Charles8-key
tenoroon/F
Londonca.1825London, UK
PEALE, T.7-key
tenoroon/G?
UKca.1800–30Oxford, UK 
PELITTI12-key
tenoroon/F
Milanca.1828–70Unknown, formerly Williamstown, (MA), US
FT21PORTHAUX, Dominique A.9-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1808Paris, FR
FT22PROFF, François X.5-key
tenoroon/G
Toursca.1800Paris, FR
PRUDENT [Thierriot]fagottino/octaveParisca.1765–83Unknown (historical catologue reference)
FT47RIVA, Giacinto13-key
tenoroon/F
Ferrara ca.1860–70Leipzig, DE
FT23ROTTENBURGH, Godfrius A.4-key fagottino/octaveBrusselsca.1760Newton Centre (MA), US
FT24SAVARY PERE5-key tenoroon/GParisca.1810Paris, FR
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 114-key
tenoroon/F
Paris1840Edinburgh, UK
FT25SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 213-key
fagottino/F
Paris1827Paris, FR
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 310-key
tenoroon/F
Paris1835London, UK
FT26SAVARY  JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 412-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1838IT & Paris, FR, private
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 514-key
tenoroom/F
Parisca.1845–50London, UK
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 612-key
tenoroon/F
Paris1843Unknown (private collection)
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 711-key
tenoroon/F
Paris1832Biebrich, DE
FT38SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 812-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1842UK, Waterhouse collection 
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 915-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1840Oxford, UK
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 1015-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1835–50Perth, AU
FT42SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 1111-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1840CH, private
FT27SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 1216-key
tenoroon/F
Paris1841Paris, FR
SAVARY JEUNE, Jean-Nicholas 13tenoroon/FParis1842North Carolina, US (private collection)
SAXTON, Thomas4-key
tenoroon/G
Nottinghamca.1793–99London, UK
FT28SCHERER, Johannes & Georg H. 14-key fagottino/octaveButzbachca.1760Paris. FR
FT29SCHERER, Johannes & Georg H. 24-key fagottino/octaveButzbachca.1764Brussels, BE
FT44SCHERER, Johannes & Georg H. 34-key fagottino/octaveButzbachca.1760–70Leipzig, DE
FT30SCHERER, Johannes & Georg H. 45-key fagottino/octaveButzbachca.1760–78Zürich, CH
FT39SCHERER, Johannes & Georg H. 54-key fagottino/octaveButzbachca.1750–78UK, Waterhouse collection
SCHERER, Johannes & Georg H. 64-key fagottino/octaveButzbachca.1750–78Kassel, DE
SCHLEGEL, Jeremias4-key fagottino/octaveBaselca.1752–92Copenhagen, DK
SCHOLL, Franzfagottino/octaveVienna1803Unknown
SCHRAMME,  C.fagottino/octaveGermanyca.1700–40Prague, CZ
FT5SCHUBERT, Louis-Paul13-key
tenoroon/F
Parisca.1860Paris, FR
SCHUSTER, Gottfried6-key fagottino/octaveMarkneukirchenca.1820Markneukirchen, DE
FT45STEHLE, Johann12-key
tenoroon/F
Viennaca.1850–60Leipzig, DE
FT31TAUBER, Kaspar 16-key
tenoroon/G?
Viennaca.1815Newton Centre (MA), US
TAUBER, Kaspar 29-key
tenoroon/F
Viennaca.1798–1829Salzburg, AT
TAUBER, Kaspar 312-key
tenoroon/F
Viennaca.1798–1829Berlin, DE
FT48

TAUBER, Kaspar 49-key
tenoroon/
Viennaca.1798–1829 (after 1820?)Trieste, IT
FT32TÖLCKE, Heinrich Carl 14-key fagottino/octaveBraunschweigca.1780Meiningen, DE
TÖLCKE, Heinrich Carl 24-key fagottino/octaveBraunschweigca.1751–1835Eisenach, DE
FT33TUERLINCKX, Jean A. 14-key fagottino/octaveMechelen (Belgium) ca.1795Brussels, BE
FT34TUERLINCKX, Jean A. 25-key
tenoroon/F
Mechelen (Belgium) ca.1820Brussels, BE
WUSSINGER, Franz9-key tenoroon/unknownKlagenfurt (Austria)ca.1810–41Vienna, AT

About the catalogue

Small-sized-bassoons are classified as “fagottino”—instruments sounding one octave higher than the full-sized bassoon, and “tenoroons”—transposing instruments that are generally in either G or F. 

The instrument catalogue aims to collect as many references as possible about instruments built between 1700 and 1914, the “Golden Age” of fagottino and tenoroon. Our goal is to evaluate how many original historical instruments currently exist, where they are now located, and other data, such as the place and date of manufacture.

The sources for the catalogue are being collected and constantly updated after trips to museums, private collections, and libraries where historical references, such as makers’ inventories catalogues and instruments lists, can be found. The catalogue includes the following information: our own inventory number (FT#), name of the instrument maker, the city where the workshop was located, and approximate date of manufacture, as well as current location and bibliographic sources.

Multiple examples of smaller bassoons are represented in museums and collections in: Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Hamamatsu (Japan), Leipzig, London, Munich, Newton Centre MA (USA), Oxford, Paris, Stockholm, with single instruments also located in Amsterdam, Bern, Biebrich, Collowhee NC (USA), Eisenach, Florence, Frankfurt, Halifax, Halle, Kassel, Kronach, Leeds, Madrid, Markneukirchen, Meiningen, Milano, Newton Centre MA (USA), Perth, Prague, Rome, Salzburg, St Petersburg, Stuttgart, The Hague, Tucson AZ (USA), Vermillion SD (USA), Vienna, Willisau, and Zürich.

Information was collected from museum collection catalogues, both printed and online, such as MIMO (http://www.mimo-international.com/MIMO/), as well as from individual sources.

Datasets

Besides this basic information, the fagottino and tenoroon research team are collecting a large amount of data about specific instruments, including photos, internal/external measurements, and bore measurements, which are accessible in individual datasets at the data repository Zenodo. 

See INSTRUMENT MEASUREMENTS DATASETS – LINKS TO ZENODO for information about specific instruments. Datasets can be previewed online or dowloaded.

The aim of this data collection is to enable detailed comparison of instruments by considering differences in building style and noting regional and historical differences in bassoon-building. Furthermore, the data collected can be used to compare small-sized and full-size bassoons, answering the key question: Is a small-sized bassoon just a smaller version of the full-sized, or does it have its own characteristics as an instrument? 

To access the individual dataset of an instrument, please note the FT# and click on the corresponding link, which will open the specific location on the respository. (Tip: The “Basic Info Sheet” is a good place to start.) Alternatively, you may browse the list of datasets on Zenodo.

Videos (endoscopic and others) may be downloaded from the datasets on Zenodo, or viewed separately at Switchtube. See also “Other videos” on this site, which depict casual, unedited first-encouters with instruments we could try.

Data for this study is being collected using the methods commonly used by most period wind instrument makers today and described by Jan Bouterse in Dutch woodwind instruments and their makers, (Utrecht: Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, 2005). For some particular details, the collection data method has been revised and adapted to measuring small-sized bassoons, as discussed in an internal workshop held in Basel on November 7th, 2017.

From top to bottom: fagottino, tenoroon in G, tenoroon in F, full-sized bassoon

Miscellaneous instrument catalogue

See MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENT CATALOGUE

Besides the small-sized bassoon catalogue, we are also creating a miscellaneous instrument catalogue of models that at some point in time have been mistakenly referred to as ‘small-sized bassoons’ in catalogues, articles, and other referenced sources. Furthermore, we have included a few noteworthy early-twentieth-century instruments, even if they extend beyond our initial time scope. The aim of this catalogue is to present a few relevant examples of instruments that cannot be considered fagottini or tenoroons, together with some explanatory notes about their characteristics.

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