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a medieval oboe

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497, for the fact that this combining of the shawm with the bass drum may go back as far as the second half of fourteenth century, when the Ottoman Turks annexed Thrace.
It may well be that as the 16th century progressed the forces employed in the performance of ensaladas gradually--or even suddenly--changed, but there is much more evidence to suggest that either such pieces were performed a cappella (almost certainly how Flecha senior conceived them) or by an alta capella, the wind-band of shawm and sackbuts that came to be employed by many cathedrals from approximately the mid-century onwards and which seem to have appropriated all kinds of vocal repertory for their own use.
Although all sorts of things, such as pilgrim souvenirs, brass trays, shawms, windmills, hoods for falcons, playing cards, ogives and polylobed arches seem to have entered Christendom from the Muslim world, it really is much more difficult to detect any comparable flow of devices and techniques in the opposite direction until at least the fifteenth century.
Taking his cue from Eric Dolphy, he has re-imagined the instrument: He coaxes and yanks a range of sounds that resembles anything from gentle recorder to tenor sax, with admixtures of shawms and bagpipes, as he splits tones, hurls multiphonics, bends chords.
HERALDIC trumpets, shawms, sackbut, bagpipes, gittern and lute will be among the array of instruments the York Waits will play in Warwickshire next week.
Astringent shawms and obligatory timbrels began the festivities with appropriate rhythm, the tempo soon up-grading to lively dance and more identifiable contents: burgeoning springtime, love, lust, Bacchus, and a final uproarious fling in the taverna
Instruments used by The York Waits on the new recording range from a band of shawms (loud reed instruments) and sackbut (the early trombone) to softer combinations of flutes, recorders and stringed instruments like lute, harp and early guitar.
This last material is then elaborated in the chapters on specific instrument families: shawms, curtals (dulcians), krummhorns, and other cylindrical- and conical-bore instruments.
Since his breakup with co-vocalist (and ex-wife) Linda, he has worked at incorporating what he calls ill-tempered medieval instruments like shawms and regals and symphonies (a medieval hurdy-gurdy).
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.
The best bits were the kaleidoscopic instrumental colourings added to the hymn as it approached its climax in Centenary Square - sitars, shawms and sackbutts, Andean folk instruments, guitar, accordion and fiddle.
We know that the instrumentation of the loud band evolved from shawms only, to shawms-plus-slide-trumpet, to shawms-trombones-and-bombard, to cornetts-trombones-and-dulcian, in the 15th and 16th centuries, but that at any given time and place its instrumentation tended to be more or less rigidly stereotyped.
As for ensembles, trumpets and trombones could be included in the term pfeiffen (plural) and conversely, shawms could be included in the term tromettern (the latter suggested to me by the late Howard Mayer Brown regarding a passage found in a document from 1503; see Musica getutscht, pp.
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.
Intrumental accompaniments integrated into the processions and the final 20 minutes of massed voices in the square will include shawms and sagbuts, sitar, dhol drums, folk, jazz and rock groups.