March 12, 2004 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Musica Antiqua: A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments. Complete with both .wav and .mp3 samples.
posted by Ufez Jones (9 comments total)
What a nice thing to find, having just managed to get out of bed at noon and staggering right to the computer. A nicely laid-out site, too. What would life be without the sackbut? Or the (no, not Wallace) shawm.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:17 AM on March 12, 2004

Sacbuts and hautbois and bladder pipes, oh my. Lovely, lovely. Thank you.
posted by brownpau at 9:18 AM on March 12, 2004

The Lizard, a tenor of the Zink family. "The lizard's tone is pleasing, yet rather foggy." Thanks!
posted by carter at 9:42 AM on March 12, 2004

This would have been darn handy in college.
posted by ilsa at 10:14 AM on March 12, 2004

I remember calling trombones sacbuts in High School as a way of making fun of the trombone players. Ahh, those good old band geek days...
posted by internal at 10:33 AM on March 12, 2004

oh wow. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

Best band I know of using shawms or sackbuts: Wolgemut
posted by anastasiav at 10:38 AM on March 12, 2004

What a treat -- great post. Thanks!
posted by scody at 11:37 AM on March 12, 2004

posted by hama7 at 1:42 PM on March 12, 2004

Yes, thank you! At last, a place I can send friends who ask "Tell me again which one sounds like the demented treefrog and which one is the hyperactive duck?"

> A nicely laid-out site, too.

All the best organized sites use tables. True then, true now, true forever.
posted by jfuller at 3:54 PM on March 12, 2004

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