The Tenor Ocarina is a 6-hole ceramic ocarina with a mellow flute-like tone. It is a superb ocarina for close-harmony groups, sounding halfway between Alto and Bass. It is also a favourite individual ocarina with a deliciously fruity sound. This ocarina is equivalent to the treble recorder.
Play 'Daisy Daisy' in the Video section to see Basses and Tenors providing the um-cha-cha accompaniment.
As with all our handmade ceramic ocarinas, the Tenor is beautifully glazed in aquamarine and supplied complete with cord in a presentation box for safe-keeping.
Please note: this is a unique hand-made instrument and therefore the aquamarine glaze will vary slightly from instrument to instrument.
Tenor G Ocarina, 6-hole ceramic
Handmade for Ocarina Workshop in the UK by John Langley, the Tenor measures 110mm (4.25 inches) and is tuned to A440 concert pitch. It plays in any key, and has a range of just over one octave from G to A'.
A 'How to Play' fingering chart accompanies each instrument.
G ocarinas sound 4 notes higher than the written music in Ocarina Workshop books. For special instructions on playing G ocarinas see pages 29 to 31 of Play your Ocarina Book 4. If you want to play in tune with Play your Ocarina CDs, please select a D ocarina.
Langley Ceramic Ocarinas are played in school award-winning performances (see Video Gallery). The English 4-hole fingering system on top, and the thumb-holes underneath are identical to those on the plastic 4-hole and 6-hole Oc®, making the transition from plastic to ceramic easy. Different sizes of ceramic ocarina offer a variety of sounds to enhance any group or consort, from amateur to professional. To listen to each ocarina, visit the Sound section on this site.
Ocarina Workshop® have supplied plastic and ceramic ocarinas to the BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras along with London Sinfonietta and many other world class ensembles.