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

Greater Poland folk band; rec. All the World's Mazurkas, Warsaw 2014; IMIT
Local name: dudy
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: first half of the 20th c.
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/215
Description: an instrument with bellows; cylindrical pipes: a chanter (fingerholes 6+1) and a double bend drone, both ending in conical, arched horn-metal bells; bag made form pieces of leather, first cut, then sewn together
Decoration: the connector between the chanter and the bag has the shape of a stylized goat head, with ears, eyes, a nose, metal horns and a metal application on the forehead; metal rings on the pipes and connections between the bag and the bellow where additionally an English coin is attached (with king George V's profile surrounded by the inscription: GEORGIUS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP: R; the bag’s edge is embellished with a fringe
Measurements: chanter 193 mm, drone 220 mm, bellow 342 mm
Materials: wood, leather, horn, metal
Inscriptions: on the chanter’s end ring: 1893; on the bag’s handle the same and three seven-pointed stars
Sound compass, tuning: B♭: f' – a' – b♭' – c'' – d'' – e♭'' – f'' – g''
Performance practice: traditional component of Greater Poland folk bands
Catalog card by: Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

Oberek; Szczepan Sadowski (b. 1906), bagpipe; rec. Płock 1975; Sources of Polish Folk Music

Oberek; The Band from Krobia Biskupiańska: Stanisław Skrzypalik (1917-1933), bagpipe, Józef Kabała (1914-1993), tied violin; rec. Krobia 1977; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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