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Cornamuse

 


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Cornamuse sopran, alto, tenor
Cornamuse sopran, alto, tenor




Cornamuse Bass in F
Cornamuse Bass in F




Sopran c'-e''

Alt f-a'

Tenor C- e'

Bas F- g

Subbas C-d

Cornamuse is an instrument whose sound is associated with the Rennaisance, although its more primitive types were known many years before. No original instrument has been maintained till now, we only know its description and a picture kept in „Syntagnum Musicum” M.Praetorius. Similarly to most instruments of the 16th century, it was produced in different sizes: soprano in c, alto in f, tenor in c, bass in F, sub-bass in C. It is an instrument with a characteristic, growling timbre /like crumhorn/. A double reed is closed in a special „mouthpiece” thanks to which it sounds better and it is not put into the musician’s mouth directly. The fingering is similar to the recorder. Cornamuse GT are made of sycamore wood, keys and rings are made of brass.


Fingering Chart

Recordings

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