Word for the day…tooting your own shawm!


shawmsI found this beauty in a crossword puzzle and just had to share it. “The shawm was the most important double reed instrument of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The shrill piercing tone of the medieval shawm made it suitable for use outdoors. It is still found in Asian and European folk cultures today.”
From: http://www.music.iastate.edu/antiqua/mshawm.htm

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