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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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My office still bristles with crumhorns and things, but I notice that the collection has become more a lending library for my students than an arsenal for my own use.
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.''
Single- and double-reed instruments such as crumhorns and shawms made up another woodwind set.
Nevertheless, it is difficult to resist the temptation to show students a site with reproductions of manuscripts, a sound file of crumhorns, a videotape of The Crucifixion or an image of Foquet's miniature of St.
On the other, it's noted how he, in fact, uses music against its own grain, like the squall of medieval crumhorns in Lancelot du lac or the snippet of Mozart over scenes of domestic chores in Un Condamne a mort s'est echappe.
In his illustrations, Virdung showed one straight cornett along with other fingerholed instruments with various methods of sound production - four crumhorns of different sizes: a bladder-pipe, and three instruments made from natural horn or bone.
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.