The bagpipe is a wind instrument used among the ancient Greeks but is known as a Scottish and Irish instrument.

Bagpipe

The bagpipe is a wind instrument used among the ancient Greeks but is known as a Scottish and Irish…

"Bagpipe, a musical wind-instrument of very great antiquity, having been used among the ancient Greeks, and being a favorite instrument over Europe generally in the fifteenth century." -Vaughan, 1906

Highland Bagpipe

"Bagpipe, a musical wind-instrument of very great antiquity, having been used among the ancient Greeks,…

An illustration of a young boy playing a small pipe.

Young Boy Playing Pipe

An illustration of a young boy playing a small pipe.

An illustration of a line of seven boys playing the flute.

Seven Boys Playing Flute

An illustration of a line of seven boys playing the flute.

Castanets

Castanets

Castanets

The richest instrument in compass and in variety of timbre of all the wind instruments. Its tube is absolutely cylindrical, open and its column of air is set in vibration by a single flexible reed.

Clarinet

The richest instrument in compass and in variety of timbre of all the wind instruments. Its tube is…

This is the same instrument as the oboe but a fifth below. Its tone is essentially sad, melancholy, and sorrowful; it suits the expression of mental suffering; this is its characteristic note.

Cor Anglais

This is the same instrument as the oboe but a fifth below. Its tone is essentially sad, melancholy,…

A cornet, a treble wind instrument made of brass.

Cornet

A cornet, a treble wind instrument made of brass.

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 small pipe used as a wind instrument.

Fife

A small pipe used as a wind instrument.

"A musical instrument of the flute or whistle class, in which the tone is produced by a stream of air striking against a sharp edge." -Whitney, 1911

Flageolet

"A musical instrument of the flute or whistle class, in which the tone is produced by a stream of air…

"In music, an instrument of the pipe kind, in which the tone is produced by the impact of a current of air upon the edge of a hole in the side of a tube." -Whitney, 1911

Flute

"In music, an instrument of the pipe kind, in which the tone is produced by the impact of a current…

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

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

Keras

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.…

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…

The saxophone is a musical instrument of the clarinet class in the woodwind family.

Saxophone

The saxophone is a musical instrument of the clarinet class in the woodwind family.

The serpent is "a musical instrument, properly of the trumpet family, having a cupped mouthpiece, a conical wooden tube bent to and fro several times and usually covered with leather, and nine fingerholes very irregularly disposed." -Whitney, 1911

Serpent

The serpent is "a musical instrument, properly of the trumpet family, having a cupped mouthpiece, a…

The sheng or sang is a Chinese musical instrument with pipes originally made out of bamboo.

Sheng

The sheng or sang is a Chinese musical instrument with pipes originally made out of bamboo.

Triangle with metal rings

Triangle

Triangle with metal rings

Tympanum

Tympanum

Tympanum