Hautboy after Jean-Baptiste Hannès Desjardins
Pitch A = 392 Hz.
Stained boxwood. Three silver keys.
The original instrument
Preserved in Wachovia museum, Winston Salem, N.C., U.S.A.
Hannès Desjardins, member of the Grande Ecurie at the beginning of the
XVIIIth century, belonged to a great family of musicians in the service
of the King.
He was a teacher, a player and an instrument maker in Paris. The copied instrument might date back to the years 1715-1720.
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Photos by Philippe Roulaud