Ancient European musical instruments

an organological study of the musical instruments in the Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 503 Pages
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  • English
Published for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by October House , New York
Musical instruments -- Catalogs and collect
Statementby Nicholas Bessaraboff. With a pref. by Edwin J. Hipkiss and a foreword by Canon Francis W. Galpin.
ContributionsBessaraboff, Nicholas, 1894-, Mason, Leslie Lindsey.
LC ClassificationsML462.B6 M22 1964
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 503 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14342372M

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View musical instruments from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the late twentieth century. The Museum is home to over 1, instruments, including many European and American examples, as well as numerous pieces from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

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Ancient European Musical Instruments: An Organological Study of the Musical Instruments in the Leslie Linsey Mason Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bessaraboff, Nicholas [preface By Edwin J. Hipkiss, Foreword By Canon Francis W. Galpin]. Ancient European Musical Instruments: An Organological Study of the Musical Instruments in the Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

[Cambridge]: Pub. for the Museum of fine arts, Boston, by the Harvard university press, Print. Musical instrument - Musical instrument - Classification of instruments: Instruments have been classified in various ways, some of which overlap.

The Chinese divide them according to the material of which they are made—as, for example, stone, wood, silk, and metal. Writers in the Greco-Roman world distinguished three main types of instruments: wind, stringed, and percussion.

The names of ancient Roman musical instruments include wind instruments like the tuba and the cornu, and the stringed instruments like the lyre and the kithara from which the guitar is believed to have originated. These instruments reflect a strong influence of the foreign cultures like those of the Greeks and the Etruscans.

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Strings. T HE LYRE: The most widely used and popular string instrument in Ancient Greece was the lyre as it was played not only by professional musicians. It was a symbol of Apollo and was not used in outdoor performances. It was the musical instrument that was primarily used as part of young people’s education and could be characterized as the national instrument of the ancient Greek s.

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Ancient Music – Prehistoric and Early Civilization 6 Chordophones: Chordophones are instruments in which the sound is made from the vibrations of strings. There are five basics types of chordophone: bows, lyres, harps, lutes, and zithers.

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