I met Alec Loretto in Brugge/Bruges in 1972 at the Festival of Flanders. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, he was just beginning to experiment with making recorders and brought with him some of the very first Fred Morgan recorders to be seen in Europe. I believe Anneke Boeke bought the first Morgan Debey alto from Alec. Later, Alec went on to make his own recorders and also to write many articles on recorders and recorder making. He is now retired from active instrument making, but continues to write articles. Here is a link to a bibliography of his work.
Alec Loretto Reminisces about the Festival of Flanders, 1972
Alec Loretto Discusses the Design of his Stretched Sopranino
|Maker||Recorder Model||Recorder Size||Pitch||Material||Pieces|
|Alec Loretto||English School||Stretched Sopranino ||415||Boxwood with artificial ivory mounts||Three||Double||English||Used - very sweet tone for a sopranino and ergonomically comfortable for players with stubby fingers!||$1450||
|Alec Loretto||English School||Soprano||440||Boxwood||Three||Double||English||Used - pleasant reedy tone. Can be played softly with joints together or more forcefully with head joint slightly pulled out.||
|Alec Loretto||Transitional||Soprano & Alto||440||Maple||Four||Single||English||Used - Very Good condition. Sweet toned and great for SA duets!||$1450||
|Alec Loretto||English School||Third Flute! (Alto in A)||415||Stained Maple||Three||Double||English||Used - Lovely chiffy/woody tone quality||$1350||