A recorder is a musical instrument of the woodwind family, with a fipple mouthpiece and six or more finger holes; the earliest surviving example dates to c.1390. Though a period instrument, the recorder doesn’t appear to have been used in period armory.
Recorders came in several sizes, particularly in the Renaissance [Grove 21:41]; the alto recorder, seen in the illustration, seems to be the Society default. The recorder is shown palewise and affronty, with the finger holes to the viewer, by Society default; its “proper” tincture is brown, the color of wood. For related charges, see cornetto, flute, hautboy, krummhorn.
Jame the Hayree Harryson bears: Azure, three recorders in fess and a bordure Or.
Cáelainn ingen Muiredaig bears: Per pale vert and sable, three recorders bendwise Or.
Morgan of Surrey bears: Azure, a recorder within a bordure rayonny Or.