Kettledrums

Made after examples of the early 17th century.
The originals are in the possession of the Gemeente Museum at The Hague, and are said to be made in Vienna. The instruments have (as they had originally), goatskin tops.
The thin-walled, handhammered kettles have a 'trumpet bell' directly above the hole in the bottom.
This is consistent with surviving originals, but vanished in younger types.
A pair of these kettledrums are in use by the Bach Collegium Japan.

Dimensions: 21, 22 and 23 inch diameter.

Kettledrums

The smallest kettledrums, (18 and 19 inch diameter) are based on instruments in the possesion
of the Rosenberg castle in Cesky Krumlov (Bohemia). These are dated 1655.
A pair of these timpani is in use by the Trompetenensemble Friedemann Immer.

Extra's
  • It is possible to place calfskin tops. Than the sound will be somewhat more sophistocated
    and the kettledrums can be tuned easier.
  • There are two methodes to place the top, either with one (like the original) or two metal hoops. A choise can be made between these possibilities.
  • Also there is a choise to give each tuningscrew a square head (picture) for using one tuningkey or its own key.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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