the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

associated pipes

fiddle flute

There is some contraversy as to whether this is an actual instrument or a figment of painters' imaginations.


part of choir1534-8 Saronno, Italy female player1520's Italy
16th century16th century Milan (search for flute)

16201620 Germany

1620 'Syntagma Musicum Theatrum Instrumentorum seu Sciagraphia' by Michael Praetorius, plate XXXI

"3 Monochordium is a whistle and has a string beside it/which is bowed with the fiddle/common to the Arabs"

man playing reproductionseen at early music festival, France

female playing reproduction21st century copy
Gaby BultmannGaby Bultmann, Germany

20222022 Andy Richards, England


20232023 Jurgen Pignatelli Rose, Spain
Is this a caricature of a fiddle flute? Liège, Netherlands f145v

1375 Another possible fiddle flute
'Bible Historiale of John the Good'
BL Royal 19 DII f. 273

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