Aulos English Version

My Instruments are orientated on a set of auloi which where found in Alexandria and which now belong to the Louvre museum in Paris /FR.
(Louvre 10962)

I use different sorts of wood. Plum (Prunus domestica), Haw (Sorbus aria), Olive (Olea eruopaea), sometimes other sorts of wood for my reconstructions.

Both chanters have the same length but reach different pitches.
With straps or plugs it is possible to play different tones.

Here you can see Michael Vereno playing a set of my auloi on his youtube channel: VIDEO1 VIDEO2

I make 2 different versions auf auloi:

Modell Louvre1 - after plans from Belis´/ with corrections from Dr. Hagel
The dimension of this instrument do not fit exact to the original instrument. All tone holes are drilled in a row.
The reeds are a bit smaller than Modell Louvre 2

Modell Louvre2
- after plans from Dr. Stefan Hagel
This modell is very close to the original instrument. All tone holes are not in a line, they deviate in radial positions. All positions and diameters of tone holes are like the original instrument. The place for the reed is outside strenghtened with a compression made of thread. These compression was not found on the original instrument but it makes sense to do it, because there is only 1,5mm wood left and the reeds are plugged in in this place.
Reeds are a bit bigger than Modell Louvre1

Aulos (Set) start from € 300,-
price depends on sort of wood

A big "Thank you" to Dr. Stefan Hagel (ÖAW Vienna) for his help with this projekt. He gave me his plans and also gave me important informations for making the reeds. Her is a link to his publications

Reeds for aulos
Reed Arundo Donax Duduk Style - playable, each € 45,-
Reed Arundo Donax semi-ready, each € 20,-
(This reeds are only pressed. You have to sand them, make the bridle,etc.)
Reeds from Polystyrol (PS) for Modell Louvre2, each € 30,-
This reeds are easy to blow and resitiant against moisture. They are very useful for beginners and people, who don´t have experience with reeds made from Arundo Donax.


dry sloth wiper € 8,- for drying the inner bore after playing
wooden oiler rod € 3,-
oil (30cl) for re-oiling the inner bore € 6,-
above 3 products as set: €15,-