triple-duct vessel flute

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

Rafał Bałaś, The Golec Brothers Foundation; rec. Maciej Stasiński, Żywiec 2017
Local name: potrójny dudłok rogaty (name used by the maker)
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 421 Edge instruments or flutes / 421.2 Flutes with duct or duct flutes / 421.22 Flutes with internal duct / 421.221 (Single) flutes with internal duct / 421.221.4 Vessel flutes with duct / 421.221.42 With fingerholes / 421.221.422 Vessel flutes with duct, with two or more fingerholes
Maker: Szczotka Andrzej
Date: 1980
Village / Town: Kiczyce
Region: the Carpathian region (Beskid Żywiecki)
Country: Poland
Owner: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec – The Old Castle, Department of Ethnography
Inventory number: MŻ-E/1867
Description: three ducts hollowed out in a tree root, each with two fingerholes and one thumbhole (2 +1)
Measurements: 600 x 340 mm
Materials: wood
Sound compass, tuning: three tetrachord
Performance practice: maker's innovation, perhaps inspired by shepherd traditions
Catalog card by: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec / Zbigniew Jerzy Przerembski

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