wooden folk trumpet

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

Zbigniew Wałach, wooden folk trumpet (trombita); rec. Agata Mierzejewska, Żelazowa Wola 2014; NIFC
Local name: trombita
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 423 Labrosones (or lip-reed instruments) / 423.1 Natural labrosones / 423.12 Tubular labrosones / 423.121 End-blown labrosones / 423.121.1 End-blown straight labrosones / 423.121.12 End-blown straight labrosones, with mouthpiece
Date: 20th c.
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/1581
Description: a kind of a trumpet (cylindrical profile in about two-thirds of the length) with a narrow diameter, made from a trunk of a young tree that is cut along in two halves, then each is hollowed, and finally both are put back together with the help of pitch or wrapped together with strips of bark
Measurements: 1410 x 25-62 mm
Materials: wood
Sound compass, tuning: harmonics (aliquots) uttered by stronger or weaker blowing
Performance practice: formerly used for signalling (mainly in herding, especially in the Carpathian region); nowadays as part of folk revival
Design (PDF)

On the Ridge, a shepherd's funeral tune; Józef Broda (b. 1941, Ustroń-Lipowiec), wooden folk trumpet; rec. Nowy Targ 1976; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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