What instrument is this?


Searching for the Lost Chord
I'm sure many of you recall this classic TV theme. I always loved its laid back understated feel. My question is, what's the instrument that plays the opening melody in the first 10 seconds?

Is that a piccolo, penny whistle, recorder, or...?



Scandi Member
I haven't checked the range, but the sound reminds a lot about the sound of an ocarina. But it could be a recorder too - and it's also more likely that it is one, since recorders are a lot more common than ocarinas.


Active Member
I was going to write that it sounds like a recorder, and to be sure I just check the band staff list of that album by Bob James:
George Marge – tenor saxophone, English horn, flute, oboe, recorder

So I guess it's a recorder played by George Marge :)