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or crum·horn  (krŭm′hôrn′)
A wind instrument of the Renaissance with a curving tube and a double reed.

[German : krumm, crooked (from Middle High German krump, krum, from Old High German krump) + Horn, horn; see alpenhorn.]


(Instruments) a variant spelling of crumhorn
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Noun1.krummhorn - a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
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Guest artists Phil and Gayle Neuman of Ensemble De Organographia will bring the seldom-heard sounds of krummhorns, shawms, douaines and racketts to music based on chorales written by Martin Luther.
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In 1998, period instruments are no longer a novelty, but the center of gravity for "early music," once more readily identified with krummhorns, recorders, and the Renaissance, has moved forward a few centuries, closer to the repertory of the modern orchestra and a more certain box office return.