The ceramic Alto Duet Ocarina CC is our favourite duet ocarina. The pitch of the two Altos in this Tenor-sized body make it ideal for both quiet practice and stunning solo performances.
You may like to start by playing very simply with both hands together in unison. Then cover all the holes with one hand as you play a tune with the other.
Finally, surprise your audience with a variety of wonderful harmonies as shown in The Duet Ocarina Book. This ocarina is lovely to handle and most pleasing to play.
As with all our handmade ceramic ocarinas, the Alto Duet 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.
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Alto Duet Ocarina CC, 8-hole ceramic
Handmade for Ocarina Workshop in the UK, the Alto Duet measures 110mm (4.25 inches) and is tuned to A440 concert pitch. It plays mainly in the keys of C and F and has a range of one octave from C to C'.
A fingering chart accompanies each instrument.
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.