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

Henryk Skotarczyk, white goat; rec. Zbąszyń 2012

Jan Prządka (b. 1959, Zbąszyń), white goat; rec. Waldemar Kielichowski, Warsaw 2015; IMIT
Local name: kozioł weselny, kozioł biały (wedding reception goat, 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: Unknown
Date: 1876
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/262
Description: an instrument with bellows; cylindrical pipes: a chanter (fingerholes 7+1, one tuning hole) and a double bend drone, both ending in conical, arched horn-metal bells; bag made from a white goat's whole skin with hair on the outside
Decoration: the connector between the chanter and the bag has the shape of a stylized goat head with horns of bone, metal and glass applications, studs; metal rings on pipes
Materials: wood, leather, metal, glass, cloth
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 folk bands in west Greater Poland (along with violins and, after World War I, an E-flat clarinet)
Catalog card by: Maria Gangi / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

white goat; rec. Museum of Sound

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