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  • 1976-11-09T05:00:00Z on ITV Granada
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary, Special Interest

David Munrow presents a fascinating introduction to early musical instruments.

Instruments such as the shawm, viol, crumhorn, recorder, regal, lute, tromba marina and serpent - and many more - are demonstrated with virtuosity and panache.

6 episodes

1x01 Reed Instruments

  • Series Premiere

    1976-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instruments include shawm, bagpipes, dulcian, sordune, rackett, crumhorn, kortholt, rauschpfeife

1x02 Flutes & Whistles

  • 1976-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instruments include recorder, folk pipes, pipe & tabor, panpipes, flute, gemshorn

1x03 Plucked Instruments

  • 1976-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instruments include renaissance lute, Arabic oud, medieval lute, lyre, harp, psaltery, orpharion, cittern, chittarone

1x04 Bowed Instruments

  • 1976-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instruments include bowed lyre, medieval fiddle, rebec, tromba marina, vihuela, viol, violin

1x05 Keyboard & Percussion

  • 1976-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instruments include organ, portative organ, regal, bells, rommelpot, xylophone, hurdy gurdy, clavichord, dulcimer, harpsichord, virginals

1x06 Brass Instruments

  • 1976-11-09T05:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instruments include primitive horns, trumpet, brass/woodwind hybrids, slide trumpet, sackbut, cornett, serpent

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