Mute Cornett


mute cornett being played The mute cornett is another variety of the zink or cornett. It was favored in Germany and was constructed as a straight, tapered, one-piece instrument which was turned on a lathe. Instead of having a detachable mouthpiece, a tiny conical recess was cut into the top to serve as the mouthpiece. There are holes in the body for fingering similar to recorders. The narrow bore of the mute cornett gave it an exquisitely soft sound and made it ideal in consorts with recorders, lutes, and viols.

Musica Antiqua's mute cornett in was crafted by Monk.






Mute Cornett mouthpiece