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Author:  fintano [ Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:54 am ]
Post subject:  Looking for flute maker DH Smith

I have an A440 Baroque flute labelled "D.H. Smith Rockville".

I was curious about the maker, but I haven't been able to find any information.

The flute plays quite nicely. However I have no idea about how old it is or anything about it. I presume from the pitch that it is a fairly modern instrument.

I would be grateful to find out anything that anyone knows about the maker. I would just like to have some kind of backstory on the instrument.


Author:  kkrell [ Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for flute maker DH Smith

Possibly David Hogan Smith, author of Reed Design for Early Woodwinds (A Midland Book) Paperback – 1 July 1992. Indiana University Press

An early music store mentions him regarding tuning of crumhorn reproductions. ... #CRUMHORNS

"David Hogan Smith holds a D.M.A. degree in Performance Practice from Stanford University. He edits and publishes music for wind instruments of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and is the author of Reed Design for Early Woodwinds, published by Indiana University Press. He performs on a variety of early woodwinds and brasses, including sackbut, shawm, and baroque bassoon, and has been a faculty member of the San Francisco Early Music Society Workshops at Dominican University and the Amherst Music Festival. He is also the founding director of the King's Trumpetts and Shalmes, a Renaissance band based in San Francisco. "

Seems to be involved in a lot of early music consorts, playing, directing, modifying instruments. Recorders, early trombones, reeds, so making or modifying flutes would likely not be a stretch. ... 5&genreid=

I'd suggest following up in California in either the San Francisco, Santa Rosa, or Sonoma county areas.

Author:  fintano [ Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for flute maker DH Smith

He would be a likely candidate, since I bought the instrument in San Francisco.

Thanks for the information.

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