The Langley ceramic Bass Ocarina sounds exactly one octave below the plastic Oc and ceramic Alto and two octaves below the Mini. It produces a consistently pure, resonant sound.
Bass ocarinas can be introduced to your Ocestra™ or ocarina group to double melody and harmony parts in any of the Play your Ocarina books. The Bass is also a great ocarina for the teacher to play as part of a class ocarina group. Juniors with large-ish hands, teenagers, and adults can all play this ocarina successfully.
Watch '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 Bass is beautifully glazed in aquamarine and supplied complete with cord in a presentation box for safe-keeping.
A FREE Ocarina sampler booklet containing full instruction, fingering-charts and 8 tunes comes with each instrument getting you off to a great start!
Please note: this is a unique hand-made instrument and therefore the aquamarine glaze will vary slightly from instrument to instrument.
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Bass D Ocarina, 6-hole ceramic
Handmade for Ocarina Workshop in the UK by John Langley, the Bass measures 125mm (5 inches) and is tuned to A440 concert pitch. It plays in any key, and has a range of just over one octave from D to E'.
A 'How to Play' fingering chart and Ocarina sampler booklet accompanies each instrument.
Play your Ocarina Sampler Booklet
ISBN 978 1 871210 40 8
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.