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J-shaped, double-reed musical instrument used throughout Europe from the 15th cent. through the 17th cent. It possesses a soft, reedy tone. The reed is enclosed by a wooden cap with a hole at the top through which the player blows. The cap serves as a wind chamber, which causes the reed to vibrate. The crumhorn is one of the ancestors of the oboeoboe
[Ital., from Fr. hautbois] or hautboy
, woodwind instrument of conical bore, its mouthpiece having a double reed. The instruments possessing these general characteristics may be referred to as the oboe family, which includes the English horn, the bassoon,
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Workshop director Val Brodie said: ``If you've ever fancied playing crumhorns, shawms, viols or early percussion instruments, now's your chance.
Workshop director Val Brodie said: ``If you've ever fancied playing a crumhorn, shawm, viol or early percussion instrument, now's your chance.
Bagpipes, crumhorns, curtails, fiddles, flutes, gitterns, guitars, harp, hurdy gurdies, pipes, recorders, sackbuts, shawms and tabors - these will all be played at a concert being given by the York Waits in St Mary's Church, Warwick, on Tuesday.
They will bring along an array of instruments played in Tudor times - bagpipes, crumhorns, curtal, fiddle, gittern, harp, hurdy gurdy, lute, percussion, pipes, rebec, recorders, renaissance violin, sackbut, shawms, tabors and trumpets.
The doleful Weary Life has Eliza Carthy on fiddle and supporting vocals, Philip Pickett on crumhorns and Chris Cutler on drums.
Their instruments include not just violins, cornets, and harps - but also sackbuts, crumhorns, cornamuses and shawms.
He remembers walking around, hearing Bach piano, crumhorns, bebop alto saxophone and electronic splurges, all within a few feet of each other.
They will bring with them an array of instruments including crumhorns, sackbuts and shawms.
What makes it so winning, though, is that it is accomplished with such an absence of selfconsciousness than when an electric guitar with chorus pedal is dropped into the 16th century Boar's Head Carol you are struck by what a wonderful sound it makes wit h the crumhorns, rather than any incongruity.