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Zurna

 

a wind instrument popular among the peoples of the Caucasus (the Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Georgians, and Avars), Middle Asia (called the surnay by the Tadzhiks and the Uzbeks), China (the sona), and Iran. It is the precursor of the oboe and resembles the latter in both shape and tone. It uses the diatonic scale extending slightly over \V2 octaves (usually from C’). The zurna is played in folk ensembles with other national percussion and stringed instruments.

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Musical forms (field 128) New code vil villanelle Medium of performance (field 145) New codes mcb cristal Baschet mgt glass trumpet ocb cobla oiv vocal and instrumental group (or ensemble) ptx txalaparta tih Irish harp (Gaelic harp, clairseach) tsh shamisen vhc haute-contre wsn surnay (zurla, zurna, mizmar) New variants / codes with suffixes code variant terms main term kor positive organ ptr riqq, rikk tambourine pwo mokubio woodblocks (Japanese woodblocks) sdb+ five-string double bass suffixe double bass vcta contratenor altus countertenor vctb contratenor countertenor bassus wcl+ clarinet in A clarinet suffixe wbp sourdeline bagpipe Modified codes korx orgue Hammond use kore (electric organ) pss sound structure use mss vcl contratenor altus use vcta Deleted code vvg vagans
The Romani mahala (neighborhood) of this town is known for its musicians, who specialize in zurna (a double-reed conical-bore shawm or oboe) and dauli (a large cylindrical, two-headed drum played with sticks).
Dugunun eglence safhasindan once davul zurna ekibinin yerlesim yerinde olen kisinin evinde ve onun mezarinda davul zurna calmalan, gelinin oglan evine gelmeden once mezarligi ziyaret etmesi oluler-atalar kultuyle ilgili rituellerdir.
From the hills, from the Gypsy mahal, came the deafening beats of a drum, at short intervals, and a zurna wailed, incessantly, without interruption; it had gone on all day, the entire previous night, and forever, the horrible madness of Saint George's Day rushed down on the kasaba like defiance, or a threat.
The term zurna derives from the Persian surna, as pointed out in Picken, op.