Ascaron

Ascaron

Ascaron

The largest bowed stringed instrument in the modern orchestra,. The double bass, usually considered a member of the violin family, is tuned in fourths and has the sloping shoulders and flat back characteristic of the viols. It has a deep range, going as low as three octaves below middle C

Double Bass

The largest bowed stringed instrument in the modern orchestra,. The double bass, usually considered…

A king with the earliest bow of the Cremaillere type from the 11th century

Bow

A king with the earliest bow of the Cremaillere type from the 11th century

The Miller from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Miller

The Miller from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

Castanets

Castanets

Castanets

Roman Cornu. Brass instrument used by the Roman Armies to give orders in battle.

Cornu

Roman Cornu. Brass instrument used by the Roman Armies to give orders in battle.

A group of musicians playing at Nursted Court entertaining the nobles. The musicians, from left to right, are playing a shawm, Portative (hand organ), vielle, and harp.

Musicians at Nursted Court

A group of musicians playing at Nursted Court entertaining the nobles. The musicians, from left to right,…

Egyptian priestess playing a sistrum.

Egyptian priestess

Egyptian priestess playing a sistrum.

Muse of lyric poetry and mimicry

Erato

Muse of lyric poetry and mimicry

Muse of music and lyric poetry

Euterpe

Muse of music and lyric poetry

Muse of music and lyric poetry

Euterpe

Muse of music and lyric poetry

Musician playing a double flute

Double flute

Musician playing a double flute

Double flute from a representation found at Herculaneum

Double flute

Double flute from a representation found at Herculaneum

Single flute

Single flute

Single flute

Grecian female with double flute dressed for festive occasion

Grecian female with double flute

Grecian female with double flute dressed for festive occasion

Grecian female with double flute dressed for funeral procession

Grecian female with double flute

Grecian female with double flute dressed for funeral procession

An acoustic guitar with six strings which are standardly tuned: low E, A, D, G, B, and high E.

Guitar

An acoustic guitar with six strings which are standardly tuned: low E, A, D, G, B, and high E.

The harmonium is a free standing keyboard instrument, similar to a reed organ or a pipe organ.

Harmonium

The harmonium is a free standing keyboard instrument, similar to a reed organ or a pipe organ.

An instrument having an upright triangular frame consisting of a pillar, a curved neck, and a hollow back containing the sounding board, with usually 46 or 47 strings of graded lengths that are played by plucking with the fingers.

Harp

An instrument having an upright triangular frame consisting of a pillar, a curved neck, and a hollow…

A grouping of musical instruments including a guitar, lyre, and horns together with a festoon and sheet music.

Instrument grouping

A grouping of musical instruments including a guitar, lyre, and horns together with a festoon and sheet…

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura, side view

Kinura

Kinura, side view

Kinura, front view

Kinura

Kinura, front view

Kinura

Kinura

Kinura

Timotheus's harp with nine strings

Lyre

Timotheus's harp with nine strings

Egyptian lyre

Egyptian lyre

Egyptian lyre

A modern medallion by sculptor Lehr of Berlin.

Medallion Ornament

A modern medallion by sculptor Lehr of Berlin.

A modern medallion by sculptor Lehr of Berlin.

Medallion Ornament

A modern medallion by sculptor Lehr of Berlin.

A modern medallion by sculptor Lehr of Berlin.

Medallion Ornament

A modern medallion by sculptor Lehr of Berlin.

An illustration of a clarinet mouthpiece and reed. The reed (b) is placed into the whole in the mouthpiece. The sound is produced by vibrating reed.

Clarinet Mouthpiece with Reed

An illustration of a clarinet mouthpiece and reed. The reed (b) is placed into the whole in the mouthpiece.…

Tambourine, drum, bells, and a triangle.

Musical instruments

Tambourine, drum, bells, and a triangle.

Banks of keys- Boards at Saint-Sulpice. An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes

Organ

Banks of keys- Boards at Saint-Sulpice. An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones…

This piano is made of Amboyna wood in an Italian design.

Piano

This piano is made of Amboyna wood in an Italian design.

A modern ornament on pilaster panels by sculptor Fomilini of Florence.

Pilaster Ornament

A modern ornament on pilaster panels by sculptor Fomilini of Florence.

A modern ornament on pilaster panels by sculptor Fomilini of Florence.

Pilaster Ornament

A modern ornament on pilaster panels by sculptor Fomilini of Florence.

Pipe with seven reeds

Pipe with seven reeds

Pipe with seven reeds

A woman plays a Greek funeral pipe in the funeral procession of Hector.

Greek funeral pipe

A woman plays a Greek funeral pipe in the funeral procession of Hector.

An illustration of an oboe double reed. The cane is folded in half and shaped. The bottom is wrapped with wire and special string. This is then into a small cork. The top and bottom of the reed vibrates to produce sound.

Oboe Double Reed

An illustration of an oboe double reed. The cane is folded in half and shaped. The bottom is wrapped…

Roman Bacchhante playing castanets

Roman Bacchhante

Roman Bacchhante playing castanets

A musical instrument of the trumpet kind with a slide; in fact an old variety of trombone. The instrument called sabbeka in the Hebrew Scriptures has been erroneously rendered as sacbut by the translators.

Assyrian Sacbut

A musical instrument of the trumpet kind with a slide; in fact an old variety of trombone. The instrument…

Triangular form of the harp

Sambuca

Triangular form of the harp

A Jewish priest sounds the shofar or ram's horn. The shofar is a ceremonial horn used in Jewish worship services.

Jewish Priest Sounds Shofar

A Jewish priest sounds the shofar or ram's horn. The shofar is a ceremonial horn used in Jewish worship…

A symbol on the title of Goethe's works by Dir. Götz of Carlsruhe.

Symbol

A symbol on the title of Goethe's works by Dir. Götz of Carlsruhe.

Muse of dancing and the dramatic chorus

Terpsichore

Muse of dancing and the dramatic chorus

Muse of dancing and the dramatic chorus

Terpsichore

Muse of dancing and the dramatic chorus

Triangle with metal rings

Triangle

Triangle with metal rings

Tympanum

Tympanum

Tympanum

Members of this wind band (or "waits") are playing instruments from the late 16th or early 17th century. From left to right the musicians are playing: a curtal, shawm, cornet, shawm, shawm, and a sackbut. The shawms are of different sizes and may be intended to represent tenor, soprano, and alto instruments. The schwam is also known as schalmey, pommer, or hautbois. The curtal is also known as the dulcian or fagott. The sackbutt was known as the trombone in Italian. The cornett was also known by the German names zink, zinke, zinck, or krummer zink (curved spike).

Wind Band

Members of this wind band (or "waits") are playing instruments from the late 16th or early 17th century.…