The Zink (cornett) click image for zink sound (105kb wav) or here for same in mp3 format It seems like the brilliance of a shaft of sunlight appearing in the shadow or in darkness, when one hears it among the voices in cathedrals or in chapels. Mersenne, 1636

The Zink (cornett) click image for zink sound (105kb wav) or here for same in mp3 format It seems like the brilliance of a shaft of sunlight appearing in the shadow or in darkness, when one hears it among the voices in cathedrals or in chapels. Mersenne, 1636

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Medieval Musical Instruments with pictures and links to sound clips

Medieval Musical Instruments with pictures and links to sound clips

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Alto sordune (Wood)

Alto sordune (Wood)

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"Short-necked lute (robab, rabab), Afghanistan, 19th century. Body and neck carved from a single piece of mulberry wood. Lower chamber of the body covered in goatskin; upper chamber covered by the end of the fingerboard. Bone and mother-of-pearl inlay. Twelve sympathetic strings pass under the five playing strings and two drones. The instrument has four gut frets and is played with a wooden plectrum. The robab is considered the national instrument of Afghanistan."

"Short-necked lute (robab, rabab), Afghanistan, 19th century. Body and neck carved from a single piece of mulberry wood. Lower chamber of the body covered in goatskin; upper chamber covered by the end of the fingerboard. Bone and mother-of-pearl inlay. Twelve sympathetic strings pass under the five playing strings and two drones. The instrument has four gut frets and is played with a wooden plectrum. The robab is considered the national instrument of Afghanistan."

Africa | Musical instrument ~ horn from West Africa | ivory, leather cuff, decorated with cowrie snails, miniature glass beads and shell ring (?), corpus with incised circular ornaments in cross-shaped arrangement, rhomb-shaped mouthpiece.

Africa | Musical instrument ~ horn from West Africa | ivory, leather cuff, decorated with cowrie snails, miniature glass beads and shell ring (?), corpus with incised circular ornaments in cross-shaped arrangement, rhomb-shaped mouthpiece.

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