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by Jane
Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century tunes - new website
Replies: 16
Views: 6968

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Well done Chris - excellent service! Thanks for sharing your discoveries with the wider world.

Don't know what you can mean about the sound of bagpipes, rauschpfeife and shawms - music to my ears!

See you soon
Jane

http://www.piva.org.uk
http://www.myspace.com/pivarenaissancemusic
by Jane
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdies
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Hi Annis With hurdy gurdies, as with any instrument, you get what you pay for! It's quite a complicated instrument and needs to be both made and set up well. Try and find out a bit more about them and have a go on one before you invest and go for the best you can afford. You used to be able to buy a...
by Jane
Sun May 14, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Living History Tune Books
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Medieval Tune book

Hi Kathy

Yes, the tune book is still available. I have tried to e-mail you but it has been returned to me. Have sent you a PM, hope you get this. If you're still having problems, there's alternative contact details on the Piva web site. Regards Jane.
by Jane
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Bagpipe music
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Really just backing up what Busy Mole has said. It wasn't until the late 16th century that pieces of music specified a particular instrument. Just look for tunes that have a 9 note range and you should be able to adapt them to play on pipes. It depends what sort of music you want to play and how per...
by Jane
Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 17407

I'm sorry that I'm no good with my phonetic alphabet but an idiots guide is "corna" (as in the cereal product) coupled with "muse" or "musa" (as in poetic inspiration).
by Jane
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Living History Tune Books
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Living History Tune Books

If you play music and you belong to a living history or re-enactment group, you may be interested in a series of tune books that I have compiled and edited. Titled “The Living History Tune Book”, there are now three volumes, Book 1 – Medieval, Book 2 – Renaissance (16th Century) and Book 3 – 17th Ce...
by Jane
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 17407

Hi

As someone who makes renaissance woodwind instruments, I am pleased to inform you that the plural of cornamuse is cornamusen. The origin of the word is Italian - corn for reed and musa for pipe. Hope that helps!

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