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

Bernard Kasper, white goat; rec. Zbąszyń 2012; IMIT

Jan Prządka (b. 1959, Zbąszyń), white goat; rec. Waldemar Kielichowski, Warsaw 2015; IMIT
Local name: kozioł weselny, kozioł biały (wedding reception goat or white goat)
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 422 Reedpipes / 422.2 Reedpipes with single reeds (clarinets) / 422.21 Individual reedpipes with single reeds / 422.211 With cylindrical bore / 422.211.2 With fingerholes / 422.211.2 + 422.211-62 Single-reed chanter with cylindrical bore, with fingerholes + single-reed drone with cylindrical bore, flexible air reservoir for all pipes
Maker: Modrzyk Franciszek
Date: 1983
Village / Town: Nądnia
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 45929
Description: an instrument with bellows; cylindrical pipes: a chanter (fingerholes 7+1 and the tuning hole) and a double bend drone, both ending in conical, arched horn-metal bells; bag made from a goat's whole skin with hair on the outside
Decoration: the connector between the chanter and the bag has a zoomorphic shape of a stylized goat head, with bone horns, glass eyes, and metal applications, studded; pipes with metal rings; bellow studded and embellished with engraved circles
Measurements: chanter 300 mm, drone 460 mm, bag 755 x 355 mm, bellow 400 x 200 mm
Materials: wood, cane, leather, metal, glass, fabric
Inscriptions: engraved on the bellow: F. Modrzyk / Nądnia 77 / 64-360
Sound compass, tuning: E♭: b♭ – c' – d' – e♭' – f' – g' – a♭' – b♭' – c'' – d'' – e♭''
Performance practice: a bagpipe with 16th c. roots; the biggest of Polish bagpipes with the lowest tuning and an elegiac sound; traditional element of west Greater Poland folk bands (together with violins, an E-flat clarinet after World War I, and sometimes also a trumpet)
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

white goat; rec. Museum of Sound

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