Good News folks! Mr Pacchioni indeed replies, and still makes and sells ocarinas!
His newest homepage appears to be: http://www.giorgiopacchioni.com/
Here is the price list that he links to:wrote:Dear Samuel,
Although the distance we live, it is not complicated at all to buy my ocarinas.
If you wish a double one, its price in euro is 103,95 plus shipping expenses, that can be from 19 EUR to a maximum of 46 EUR (depending of the weight of ocarinas you order).
Payment can be done through Paypal or through a deposit to my banking account.
If you use Paypal you can do it by addressing at my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer to make a deposit to my banking account, let me know it and I will send you the data.
Delivery time would approximately be of 10 working days.
If you wish to consult ocarinas price, please go to the page below and you will find all information about it.
Giorgio Pacchioni is a Recorder & Ocarina Player, Composer , Ocarina Maker, Music Teacher, & Pupeteer :TON:
He has composed some beautiful music for the Ocarina, such as "Virtonian" Polka de concert (for Ocarina and Piano). I think a lot of songs that the Ocarina Classica trio play in their repertoire are pieces composed by Giorgio Pacchioni.
Here is his website about ocarinas:
wrote:I am pleased to offer you my handicraft (handmade) terracotta Ocarinas, endowed with a highly professional quality.
These are copies of historical instruments made by the best ocarina makers from Budrio's School as: Donati, Mezzetti, Vicinelli.
They are copies of instruments of the best makers of the Budrio' school of ocarinas builders: Donati, Mezzetti, Vicinelli.
The strong points of my production, which has been, by now, adopted by all the Ocarina players in Italy an d abroad, may be listed in the following way:
Intonation : Stable and at 20 cent. under 440 hz. (which is necessary to make the Ocarina play perpetually as tuning instrument when it is warm and not cold).
Timbre : Round, mellow and very clear.
Tuning of its holes: Careful.
Fingering : Classical (as during the 19th Century) and with double holes in the first opening (C-C#).
Shape : Classical, as in Budrio's tradition (near Bologna) in the 19th Century, with a dome in the left corner.
Range : 13 notes in chromatic scale (for the first two sizes), 11 notes in chromatic scale (for larger sizes).
Production : All the classical models, models of my own reconstruction, models of my own invention, experimental models.
Models upon request: With no price increase, Ocarinas with any basic tuning (D flat, F#, and so on) are manufactured
Here is his Youtube channel, where he shows how he makes his ocarinas, along with some of his music:
Osawa Satoshi seems to have a couple of Pacchioni ocarinas in his collection. The Double ocarina and the mini Soprano ocarina used here both seem to be Pacchioni:
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