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panpipes,

 

Pandean pipes

(păndē`ən), or

syrinx

(sĭr`ĭngks), musical wind instrument, consisting of graduated tubes closed at one end and fastened together. The player holds the instrument vertically and blows into the open end of the tube; each tube has its own pitch. Of Chinese origin, the instrument was known to the Greeks (who connected its origin with the legend of the god PanPan
, in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of Hermes, another Arcadian god. Pan was supposed to make flocks fertile; when he did not, his image was flogged to stimulate him.
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 and the nymph Syrinx who was changed into reeds). It survives in some parts of Europe, South East Asia, and South America.
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With regard to large-scale events, the amphitheatre-like environment of Plaza-A and high incidence of panpipes were key indicators of the plaza's importance in festive life (Figure 4).
For this year's course, which will take place on 11th - 25th July 2010, the organisers have invited 19 teachers, 13 from abroad and 6 from our country: recorder - Alan Davis (UK), Carin van Heerden (Austria), Kerstin de Witt (Germany), Jostein Gundersen (Norway), Jan Rokyta (Netherlands), early singing - Rebecca Stewart (Netherlands), Mami Irisawa (Japan), lute - Ariel Abramovich (Italy), panpipes - Liselotte Rokyta (Netherlands), recorder, baroque flute - Ashley Solomon (UK).
He will be showing people how to play the panpipes while fellow musician Craig Cubbitt will run a percussion workshop.
Although traditional Andean music, as performed by an ensemble featuring panpipes and charangos (guitar-like string instruments indigenous to the region), has become a common commodity throughout the world, the breadth of styles beyond this ubiquitous reference point remains largely under appreciated.
15) Pan pursues Syrinx until she turns into one of the reeds by the river, out of which he makes his panpipes.
Panpipes should not be heard outside of Peru and Gregorian chants do not make you buy more scented candles.
And the Trio Tirabosco on the panpipes, double bass and piano, whose gypsy-style music brings the house down.
And next Thursday, August 11, a South American ensemble from Ecuador will present dances depicting village life, weddings, and fiestas, all with the help of the haunting sounds of the panpipes from 11am.
Seeming innocence of the fact that languages change through time results, for instance, in at least one rather startling claim: stating that in Romania and Hungary panpipes are now called noi and that panpipes (here referring to [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] instead of the more usual [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) in ancient China "were also once called nai," Feng avers that "this may be the result of migration of the Huns (Xiongnu) from China's northwestern frontiers to the Hungarian plains during the first centuries A.
He said: "We will be cleaning off the vandals' graffiti with lasers, checking the inside for corrosion with optic fibres and repairing the squirrel, panpipes and fairies' heads that have been knocked off.
There, on a grassy commons behind the city proper, hundreds of slaves formed concentric circles -- rings within rings -- and danced to the rhythms of conga drums, stringed instruments and panpipes made of wood.