Salpinx: Trumpet, Roman Tuba, Aulos, Ancient Greece, Komos, Pan Flute, History of Primitive and non-Western Trumpets, Epigonion, On Things Heard

 
9786134096829: Salpinx: Trumpet, Roman Tuba, Aulos, Ancient Greece, Komos, Pan Flute, History of Primitive and non-Western Trumpets, Epigonion, On Things Heard
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A salpinx (Greek σαλπιγξ, plural salpinges) was a trumpet-like instrument of the ancient Greeks. The salpinx consisted of a straight, narrow bronze tube with a mouthpiece of bone and a bell (also constructed of bronze) of variable shape and size; extant descriptions describe conical, bulb-like, and spherical structures. Each type of bell may have had a unique effect on the sound made by the instrument. The instrument has been depicted in some classical era vases as employing the use of a phorbeia, similar to those used by aulos players of the era. Though similar to the Roman tuba, the salpinx was shorter than the approximately 1.5 meter long Roman tuba. A rare example of a salpinx, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is unique in that it is constructed from thirteen sections of bone connected using tenons and sockets (with bronze ferrules) rather than the long, bronze tube described elsewhere.

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