from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of krummhorn.
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- n. Any of several related simple woodwind instruments having a bent horn
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- n. a Renaissance woodwind with a double reed and a curving tube (crooked horn)
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As elected officials, we dealt with weighty issues like using student funds to bring a prominent lesbian music group to campus (hey, this was Sarah Lawrence!) and approving the purchase of a 14th century wind instrument called the crumhorn for the resident early music ensemble (ditto).
My friend Kate, despite being a hard-rockin' bass player in a kick-ass girl group, is also a part-time medieval music enthusiast: I've been looking some stuff up about crumhorns and related instruments, for kicks, and found these instructions on how to make your own cornemuse, like the crumhorn in the picture, but straight in only one and a half hours, and using a fizzy pop drink straw as the reed.
But he said he also drew on his own experience with wind instruments: he plays the recorder, the oboe and the crumhorn.
The 17th-century equivalent of the "one that got away", it has a gay choral backing and a blaring crumhorn to boot.
There were violas and recorders of various shapes and sizes, plus a lute, a cittern and a curvy wind instrument called a crumhorn.
The Baltimore Consort brought a wide variety of ancient fiddles and winds, including a crumhorn, into the studio.
He has composed the medieval jazz that will be performed on instruments including cornettos (trumpets), sackbut (trombone), crumhorn (woodwind), shawm (bassoon), oud (lute) and nakers (drums).