Ocarina (It.: ‘little goose’)
- David Liggins
A Vessel flute with a hollow body, originally in the shape of a large elongated egg. The standard Western ocarina was invented and named in about 1853 by Giuseppe Luigi Donati (b Budrio, 2 Dec 1836; d Milan, 14 Feb 1925). The term ‘ocarina’ has since been applied to other vessel flutes; this article will discuss the history of the vessel flute worldwide....