Instruments
Dulcimer
Dulcimer

This dulcimer has been reconstructed from a 15th century Italian painting entitled The Virgin and Child by Giovanni Boccati, a famous artist who flourished between 1445 and 1480. It has only one set of strings, which cross over a central bridge.

Dulcimer
Dulcimer

This is the dulcimer as it might have been in the 16th century. It has two set of strings: each crosses over one of the two bridges and under the other bridge. The modern folk dulcimer is essentially the same as this instrument, but strung in piano wire (high tension steel), rather than brass.

Woodwind - Recorder
Woodwind - Recorder

The longest of the three recorders is an alto, copied from an instrument (made in about 1720) by Jacob Denner; the original is in the Musikhistorisk Museum, Copenhagen. The other two recorders are descants: the light one is in the style of the Renaissance, the dark one in the style of the Baroque.

Dulcimer
Dulcimer

This dulcimer has been reconstructed from a 15th century Italian painting entitled The Virgin and Child by Giovanni Boccati, a famous artist who flourished between 1445 and 1480. It has only one set of strings, which cross over a central bridge.

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