percussion set

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Classification: 2 Membranophones / 21 Struck drums / 211 Drums struck directly / 211.2 Tubular drums / 211.21 Cylindrical drums / 211.212 Double-skin cylindrical drums / 211.212.2 Sets of double-skin cylindrical drums / 211.212.2 + 111.212 Sets of double-skin cylindrical drums + sets of percussion sticks
Maker: Narel Jan
Date: 1956
Village / Town: Czerwonka
Region: Podlachia
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 40105
Description: a set of two double-skin cylindrical drums, big and small; the skins of the bigger drum are tensioned with metal loops (made from bicycle wheel rims) with fastenings and screws on the wooden (plywood) body; over the bigger drum a kind of wooden xylophone (18 bars) is attached
Measurements: big drum 450 x 450 mm, small drum 350 x 125 mm, xylophone 580 mm
Materials: plywood, leather, metal, wood
Performance practice: percussion sets became popular in folk bands after World War II; the xylophone here is probably only the maker's innovation
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

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