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Bass tabor pipe (after Praetorius, 1619)

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In C. The lowest tone is d'' (the second partial tone of the natural scale; the pedal tone is not available). Slightly tapered conoidal bore. Pearwood, unvarnished. Made in two parts; the body and the cap. Two holes in front and thumb-hole in the rear. The bell has slightly flaring bore at...

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Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection


Reproduced with permission.

late 19th century

Object Place

Hatfield Regis, England


Length without bocal 64.2 cm (24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pearwood, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones