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What is this wonderfully primitive sounding instrument?
September 1, 2012 7:59 PM   Subscribe

What is this wonderfully primitive sounding instrument?

Scene I, Episode 4 of the BBC series "Elizabeth R". Begining at 1:20:54, when they are about to behead Mary Queen of Scots... it sounds like a cross between a pipe organ and a harpsichord. What is it? (this series is on Netflix if you want to listen).
posted by brownrd to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
 
* I meant to say Season I, not Scene I.
posted by brownrd at 8:16 PM on September 1, 2012


Do you mean this bit here?

I think they might be Krumhorns. Here's an example.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 8:20 PM on September 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


If I had a cigar to give you, i would. I believe you are correct!
posted by brownrd at 8:24 PM on September 1, 2012


You may like Circulus's music. I think I saw a BBC documentry a few years ago featuring the leader of the group, who owns/plays one of the biggest collections of medieval musical instruments (Based in Streatham, S. London as I recall)
posted by Dub at 10:46 AM on September 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


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