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A medieval instrument resembling the trombone.

[French saquebute, from Old French saqueboute : Old North French saquier, to pull; see saccade + Old French bouter, to push (of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Instruments) a medieval form of trombone. Also called: sacbut or sagbut
[C16: from French saqueboute, from Old French saquer to pull + bouter to push; see butt3: used in the Bible (Daniel 3) as a mistranslation of Aramaic sabb'ka stringed instrument]
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a medieval form of the trombone.
[1495–1505; < Middle French saquebute, earlier saqueboute, saquebot(t)e orig., a kind of hooked lance, appar. with saque (it) pulls (see saccade)]
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Noun1.sackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombonesackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
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[ˈsækbʌt] N (Mus) → sacabuche m
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n (Hist) → Posaune f
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"It is a fatted calf from the pastures of Bashan," said the Pharisee, "the heathen have dealt wonderfully with us let us raise up our voices in a psalm --let us give thanks on the shawm and on the psaltery-on the harp and on the huggab-on the cythern and on the sackbut!"
A "Sackbut" was a medieval forerunner of which musical instrument?
The sackbut was a medieval version of which musical instrument?
A glossary closes out the book for those left wondering at the meaning of "lexicon" and "synonym," as well as "garboil" and "sackbut," which make their own delightful appearances in the parade.
Furthermore, the Spanish Gaspar Becerra and Andres Lazo were the first teachers of polyphony, sackbut, and flute, among other instruments (25).
Jill has sung, played the piano, recorder and flute from an early age, and has recently taken up the viol and sackbut. Chris played the piano and bassoon at school, and has been a member of the CBSO Chorus for over 15 years.
Henry was joined by sackbut players from Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama - Dafydd Thomas, Amy Harding, Cameron Duncan and Lloyd Pearce.
What modern instrument is directly descended from the sackbut? 4.
Following on from the Gondoliers' workshop and continuing with the Italian theme, Chester Bach Singers will be staging Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 alongside soloists from the Fieri Consort, accompanied by The Eighteenth Century Sinfonia with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble at Chester Cathedral on Saturday, June 8 at 7.30pm.
The sackbut -- or sagbutt -- is a type of trombone dating from the Renaissance and Baroque eras which is where this group finds its inspiration.
"It's not every day you come across a Hurdy-Gurdy, a Gittern or a Sackbut The workshop and concert are sure to be fantastic."
For example, the sagbutt - or sackbut - is the predecessor of the trombone, "and the sagbutt sings like the human voice in a way the trombone cannot," Halls said.