Topic: Baroque bassoon tuning

Someday I'd like to play baroque bassoon and I was wondering what tuning the instrument should be at, A=440 or A=415?  I have friends who play recorders at A=440, but I don't see them that often.  Do most baroque groups play at 415?

Thanks!

Nancy

"There are 2 means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats" - Albert Schweitzer

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Re: Baroque bassoon tuning

Your remarks about switching from modern bassoon to baroque bassoon is quite interesting. I am planning to move on to baroque bassoon from the other end. I play a bass dulcian at present and because of my interest in baroque music, I would like to add the baroque bassoon to my instruments quite soon. It should be in 415 Hz. Do you expect similar problemes?

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