Crumhorns are capped-reed instruments of the Renaissance, They produce a unique, buzzing double-reed sound. During the Renaissance, Crumhorns did not have any upper extension keys, which is the reason they are refered to as nine-note instruments. In our times, two upper extension keys are usually mounted, extending the range to one octave and a half.
The Susato plastic Crumhorns have been phased out out of production in favor of our distinctively beautiful rosewood Kelhorn instruments.
Please take a look at our Kelhorns and Reeds pages!
For Crumhorn or Kelhorn Music, see our series of Susato Press Editions for nine-note instruments called: Nine is Fine
or Capped Reed Music