Susato Kelhorns

 

A set of six rosewood Kelhorns. From left to right: Greatbass in -C-, Bass in -F-, Tenor in -c-, Alto in -f-, Alto in -g-, Soprano in -c'-. All Kelhorns have two keys to extend the tonal range upwards
to an octave and a fourth.

"Nine is Fine!" is a series of Susato Press Editions featuring music for nine-note instruments.

Kelhorns (Kelischek Horns) are Capped Double-Reed Instruments very similar to Crumhorns and Cornamusen of the Renaissance but with a significantly shorter overall length due to a convoluted, snake-like internal bore. The instruments are much easier to play because the finger holes are closer together and do not require an uncomfortable stretch. Even small hands can easily reach the tone holes on a bass Kelhorn!  For good volume, a "bell" is carved into the end of each horn. Kelhorns are fitted with our long lasting and reliable Susato Reeds. The sound is "buzzy" and wonderfully flexible! Like Gemshorns, all Crumhorns, Cornamusen and Kelhorns are nine-note instruments. They do not "overblow" into a second octave like recorders.

This picture shows un-assembled maple-wood halves of a Tenor and a Bass Kelhorn's convoluted bores. Soprano Kelhorns do not need a convoluted bore, because a Soprano is already very short.

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   Product   Price   Purchase 
Black ABS Polymer Kelhorns
0016 - Soprano Kelhorn in -c'- to -f"-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext. keys   $275.00  
0017 - Soprano Kelhorn in -c'- to -d"-, Black ABS Polymer, without ext. keys   $225.00  
0020 - Alto Kelhorn in -g- to -c"-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext. keys   $295.00  
0021 - Alto Kelhorn in -g- to -a'-, Black ABS Polymer, without extension keys   $245.00  
0024 - Alto Kelhorn in -f- to -bb'-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext.keys   $295.00  
0025 - Alto Kelhorn, in -f- to -g'-, Black ABS Polymer, without extension keys   $245.00  
0028 - Tenor Kelhorn in -d- to -g'-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext. keys   $325.00  
0029 - Tenor Kelhorn in -d- to -e'-, Black ABS Polymer, without extension keys   $275.00  
0032 - Tenor Kelhorn in -c- to -f'-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext. keys   $325.00  
0033 - Tenor Kelhorn in -c- t0 -d'-, Black ABS Polymer, without extension keys   $275.00  
0036 - Bass Kelhorn in -G- to -c'-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext. keys   $375.00  
0037 - Bass kelhorn in -G- to -a-, Black ABS Polymer, without extension keys   $325.00  
0040 - Bass Kelhorn in -F- to -bb-, Black ABS Polymer, 2ext. keys   $375.00  
0041 - Bass Kelhorn in -F- to -g-, Black ABS Polymer, without extension keys   $325.00  
0044 - Greatbass Kelhorn in -C- to -f-, Black ABS Polymer, 2 ext, keys   $425.00  
0045 - Greatbass Kelhorn in -C- to -d-, Black ABS Polymer, without ext. keys   $375.00  
Susato Reeds
0310 - Susato Polymer Reed Number 1, for Sopranino size instrument   $26.95  
0313 - Telescoping Brass Tube section to fit Susato Reed # 1   $2.00  
0314 - Susato Polymer Reed Number 2, for Soprano size instrument   $27.95  
0317 - Telescoping Brass Tube section to fit Susato Reed # 2   $2.00  
0318 - Susato Polymer Reed Number 3, for Alto size instruments   $28.95  
0321 - Telescoping Brass Tube section to fit Susato Reed # 3   $2.00  
0324 - Susato Polymer Reed Number 4, for Tenor size instruments   $29.95  
0327 - Telescoping Brass Tube section to fit Susato Reed # 4   $2.00  
0328 - Susato Polymer Reed Number 5, for Bass size instruments   $30.95  
0331 - Telescoping Brass Tube section to fit Susato Reed # 5   $2.00  
0332 - Susato Polymer Reed Number 6, for Greatbass size instruments   $31.95  
0335 - Telescoping Brass Tube section for Susato Reed # 6   $2.00  
Kelhorn Display Stands
0410 - Kelhorn Display Stand for a quartet of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, or Alto, Tenor, Bass and Greatbass   $46.00  
0414 - Display Stand for six sizes of Kelhorns: Soprano, Alto, Alto, or Tenor, Tenor, Bass and Greabass   $56.00  
Kelhorn Hardcases
0500 - Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns (SA or AA)   $68.00  
0510 - Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns: Tenor/Tenor, Bass/Bass, or Tenor & Bass   $68.00  
0520 - Susato Hardcase for 2 Kelhorns: Bass/Greatbass, or Greatbass/Greatbass   $68.00  
0530 - Susato Hardcase for 4 Kelhorns: Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass or Greatbass   $98.00  
0540 - Susato Hardcase for 6 Kelhorns: Sopr./Sopr., Alto/Alto, Tenor/Tenor, or Bass & Greatbass   $138.00  
Instruction Books for Capped Reed Instruments
0550 - Capped Reeds Companion, by George Kelischek, Tutor and Music for Capped Reeds   $19.80  
0560 - The Crumhorn, by Edgar Hunt (Method). Schott Edition 11239   $12.95