This instrument is the result of research conducted on historical models of the manufacturers catalog I. P. Bressan.
This is not a copy of an original instrument but is born from the idea of making a tenor recorder that maintains the vigour and the sound characteristics of the Bressan recorders and that could be distinguished by ease of use and readiness.
The result did not disappoint expectations. The “Luca de Paolis” Tenor is characterised by a powerful yet flexible and rich sound. Even though the instrument has no key for the lowest note, it can still be played very easily because the right hand position is very convenient. Changing only the central piece you can play in both 415.3 and 440 pitches.
The real wealth of the recorder mainly consists in having the same instrument in different sizes. When Thomas Stanesby jr. published A new System of the Flute à Bec or common ENGLISH FLUTE. Wherein is propos’d to render that instrument Universally usefull in Concert, without the trouble of Transposing the Musick for it. Humbly Dedicated to all those Gentlemen who like the Instrument (1732) this wealth had become a real threat to professional use of the recorder. At that time the “Gentlemen” played the different sizes as if they were all recorders in F “Common flute”. This practice created serious problems of intonation at the time when they played together with other instruments. For this Stanesby proposes to use primarily the tenor in C, with which you can play in unison with the oboe or a traverso.