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Page 30 of 30 illustrating the pipes heard on Bagpipes of the World

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GRAN ZAMPOGNA
Italy ~ Campagna
two conical bore chanters with double-blade reeds; two cylindrical (more or less) bore drones with double-blade reeds



General Comments:

This Zampogna is one of the largest known bagpipes (the only larger ones also being of similar sort). The ruler in the above photo is 12 inches long.


Musical Notes:


The scales and key signatures given may be regarded as approximations; bagpipes may deviate from conventional standards in absolute and relative pitch.


The Gran Zampogna being played by Sean Folsom. Sean is also seen on the album cover, in traditional costume, playing this bagpipe.
This view shows the bell of the larger of the two drones, and part of single key of the right-hand chanter, protruding from under its cover.

The key cover, common on Zampognas, is also found in this collection on the French Chevrette (pipe no. 8).
The huge reeds of the Gran Zampogna. The coin is a U.S. quarter dollar.


Photographs & Text Copyright 1999 - 2002, Oliver Seeler,

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