Lutes, Viols and Other Ancient Instruments

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Information on early music and instruments from around the world.

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An Anglo Saxon Lyre on Feb 4, 2010 in Videos, LyreHere is a video of an unusual instrument. This lyre is a copy of the Sutton Hoo Lyre. Here is some more information about Anglo Saxon Lyres.



The Tromba Marina (Trumpet Marine) on Aug 6, 2009 in Trumpet Marine"I cannot help but laugh at this unearthly instrument" -Heinrich GlareanThe trumpet marine isn't very trumpetlike in appearance. It's a long instrument with only one string. It's not even blown like a trumpet, yet it sounds kind like a trumpet. This...



Theorbo on Aug 5, 2009 in Lutes, Paintings, TheorboLady with a Theorbo by John Michael Wright (from the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio)The Theorbo is a type of lute with a long neck extension and two pegboxes. It was developed in the late sixteenth century to provide an extended bass range and a...



Very Ancient Flutes Found in Germany on Aug 4, 2009 in Flutes, ArchaeologyArchaeologists say they have discovered the world's oldest undisputed musical instruments, four flutes made from vulture bone and mammoth tusks. They are estimated to be around 35,000 to 40,000 years old and were found in a cave in southwestern Germa...



A Small Gallery of Lute Artwork on Aug 3, 2009 in Lutes, PaintingsThe Lute Player by Orazio GentileschiThe Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the YoungerJester With a Lute by Frans HalsThe Lute Player by CaravaggioWoman Playing the Lute by Johannes MijtensDie fünf Sinne by Lubin BauginThe above pictures are all believed...



Quick Links About Unusual Instruments on Aug 3, 2009 in Quick LinksHere are just a few items that caught my attention lately.Visit the Symphonic House.Play the virtual Hapi drum. (Just click the notes to play.)See The Saw Lady. Take a tour of this collection of unusual instruments.Read about Five Intriguingly Unique...