tromba marina

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tromba marina

(ˈtrɒmbə məˈriːnə)
n
(Instruments) an obsolete viol with a long thin body and a single string. It resembled the natural trumpet in its range of notes (limited to harmonics) and its tone
[from Italian, literally: marine trumpet]
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Instruments were chosen sparely and simply, focusing on strings and drone: Elizabeth Marquart played the vielle, Rick Johnson the organistrum, and Mary Ross the marine trumpet.

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