Saraband Music is now a stockist for leather mutes by Emma Alter. These three-pronged historical mutes are proving popular among early music ensembles and orchestras, as well as with modern players.
Orchestras using these mutes include: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, English Baroque Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and many more.
Players have described the mutes as:
"so good I'd like to eat it"
"the most beautiful sounding leather mute I've played with"
"the mute I've been waiting for"
Emma Alter also makes a modern mute which stays on the instrument. These are available on special order only through Saraband Music. The three pronged mutes are kept in stock.
Violin: $35.00 ($38.50 inc GST)
Viola: $37.27 ($41.00 inc GST)
Cello: $45.45 ($50 inc GST)
Plus postage & packing.
Mutes available for all sizes of viols on special order only.