The ‘D’ ocarina family

The ceramic Alto, plastic Oc® and cardboard Card-oc® all play at a singing pitch with D as their lowest note, although skilled players can ‘nose-shade’ down to a C sharp. The Mini and Fish ocarinas sound an octave higher and the Bass (rhymes with ‘face’!) sounds an octave lower. Choose which you would like to play by listening to these sound files. All our ocarinas have six finger-holes for a full 6-hole scale unless marked ‘4-hole’.

Range of notes played on:

PlasticRainbowOcarina

Plastic 4-hole Oc® simple scale

Plastic 6-hole Oc® simple scale

Plastic 4-hole Oc® chromatic scale

Plastic 6-hole Oc® chromatic scale

Short jingle played on:

Plastic 4-hole Oc® Ocarina

Ceramic Alto Ocarina

Ceramic Mini Ocarina

Ceramic Bass Ocarina

Cardboard 4-hole Card-oc® Ocarina

Ceramic Fish 4-hole Ocarina

Tune played on:

Langley Ceramic Bass Ocarina

Plastic 4-hole Oc® – Last Rose of Summer

Plastic 6-hole Oc® – When a knight won his spurs

Plastic 6-hole Oc® – Yellow Bird

Ceramic Alto – Greensleeves

Ceramic Mini – Alleluia

Ceramic Bass – Country Gardens

Ceramic Fish 4-hole – The Trout

Cardboard 4-hole Card-oc®

 

The ‘G’ ocarina family

Micro, Soprano, Tenor, Great Bass and MegaBass ocarinas offer a five octave treat. Choose your favourite from the sound files below. The Micro is incredibly tiny and great fun to play. The massive globe-sized MegaBass is rare and only occasionally offered for sale. Soprano, Tenor and Great Bass are wonderful consort instruments with their own distinctive voices.

Langley Micro Ocarina

Short jingle played on:

Ceramic 5-hole Micro Ocarina

Ceramic Soprano Ocarina

Ceramic Tenor Ocarina

Ceramic Great Bass Ocarina

Ceramic MegaBass Ocarina

Tune played on:

Ceramic 5-hole Micro Ocarina – Can Can

Ceramic Soprano Ocarina – Floral Dance

Ceramic Tenor Ocarina – Sally Gardens

Ceramic Great Bass – A Policeman’s Lot

Ceramic MegaBass – Can Can

 

Duet ocarinas

When you listen to the sound of these Duet Ocarinas, remember that just one person is playing on a single instrument. Each Duet Ocarina is double-chambered to produce a distinctive sound. The ‘G’ Soprano Duet sings brightly and the ‘C’ Alto Duet has a mellow tone that is our favourite. The ‘G’ Tenor Duet and ‘C’ Bass Duet sound an octave beneath the Soprano and Alto respectively. Choose which you would like to play by listening to these sound files. These beautiful instruments are easy to play, but challenging to play well!

Short jingle played on:

Langley Alto Duet Ocarina

Soprano Duet Ocarina

Alto Duet Ocarina

Tenor Duet Ocarina

Bass Duet Ocarina

Tune played on:

Soprano Duet Ocarina – Spring

Alto Duet Ocarina – Cradle Song

Alto Duet Ocarina – Joy to the World

Tenor Duet Ocarina – Oh Susanna

Bass Duet Ocarina – Amazing Grace

 

Ancient Pre-Columbian Vessel Flutes

These three beautiful vessel flutes are forerunners of, and the inspiration behind, the modern English ocarina. The shell has just two fingerholes

Pre-Columbian Vessel Flutes

Short jingle played on:

PreColumbian 2-hole Ceramic Shell

PreColumbian 4-hole Ceramic Animal

PreColumbian 4-hole Ceramic Bird

Short ‘tune’ played on:

PreColumbian 2-hole Ceramic Shell

PreColumbian 4-hole Ceramic Animal

PreColumbian 4-hole Ceramic Bird