double reedpipe

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

Jan Cytryniak, double reedpipe (pierdziel); rec. Jacek Jackowski, Mińsk Mazowiecki 2003; ISPAN
Local name: pierdziel
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 422 Reedpipes / 422.1 Reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds (oboes) / 422.11 (Single) reedpipes with double (or quadruple) reeds
Maker: Trzpil Jan
Date: 1990
Village / Town: Mierżączka
Region: Mazovia
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 50748
Description: body made from a spirally rolled piece of willow bark, fastened with a thorn ("przetyczka"); it should have a double reed ("bekas"), also made of willow bark, in the inlet
Measurements: 500 mm
Materials: wood
Performance practice: a seasonal instrument, made in the spring; would become porous and unplayable when it dried out; formerly a signal instrument (used by shepherds), often played by children, nowadays sometimes made as a music toy
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Krzysztof Butryn, double reedpipe (pierdziel); rec. Janów Lubelski 2015

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