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- n. A kind of Italian double-chantered bagpipe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sort of bagpipe formerly in use among Italian peasants. It is now almost obsolete.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bagpipe.
- n. Same as shawm.
The performance on one night earlier this summer began with the sudden two-tone blast of a zampogna, an Italian bagpipe.
Music to Listen to When Drinking Wine from Campania: Alessandro Scarlatti, music played on the zampogna and ciaramella Campanian bagpipes, the amazing Almamegretta.
Venice published a collection of melodies for the zampogna in 1628, under the title of _Canora Zampogna_.
It is, however, curious that the bag-pipe was known in Italy and Spain during the middle ages, the two countries through which Eastern culture was introduced into Europe, by the name of _zampogna_ or _sampogna_, which strongly recall the Chaldaean _sump [= o] ny [= a] _; and further that in the same countries the word _sinfonia_ should be coexistent with _zampogna_ and have the original meaning attached to the classical
The player of the _zampogna_ was an old man, with a sad, but very amiable face, who droned out the bass and treble in a most earnest and deprecatory manner.
Then, suddenly lowering his instrument, he would scream, in a strong peasant-voice, verse after verse of the _novena_, to the accompaniment of the _zampogna_.
Sometimes they stray "as far away as Paris is," and, wandering about in that gay capital, like children at a fair, play in the streets for chance _sous_, or stand as models to artists, who, having once been to Rome, hear with a longing Rome-sickness the old characteristic sounds of the _piffero_ and _zampogna_.
Europe, where it is known by the similar name sampogna or zampogna.
Italian zampogna, Asiatic zambonja. fall down -- that the recusants might be the more readily detected.
To this the old _zampogna_ bent his head on one side, and said, assentingly, -- "_Eh! per trenta tre anni.