Mizmār [tazamar, zammāra, zamr, zumare, zumbara, zummāra]
- Christian Poché
Generic term from the Arab world for various kinds of wind instrument with single or double reed.
In the past in Arab cultures the term mizmār applied to all wind instruments. Later any instrument meeting one of the following criteria could be called mizmār: a single-reed instrument with two tubes of different or equal lengths (double clarinet); an instrument with one tube and a single or double reed (simple clarinet and shawm); an instrument that uses circular breathing (simple and double clarinet, shawm and related bagpipe instruments)....