the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

Europe: Iconography
associated pipes

horn and tabor

Many of the earliest manuscripts show the horn and tabor:


ByzantineByzantine 11301130 St Albans, England 1200 horn and bell1200-1225 horn and bell
East Midlands, England
Italy1250-1275 Italy 211v

13th century Turkey13th century Aksaray or Kayser, Turkey

1290-13101290-1310 Lorraine, France 018r
© Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

1290-13101290-1310 Lorraine, France 165r trumpet and tabor
© Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

13th century France13th century France
14181418 Paris, France 175r 15th century double horn15th century double horn, Switzerland
14951495 horn and drum, Bern Minster, Switzerland
17291729 Germany   18211821 caricature of Rossini, France
19381938 parade, Los Angeles, USA  
2019 Manchester
2019 Manchester
2019 Manchester, England
horn and harp medievalmedieval stone carving
horn and harp, Auvergne, France

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