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date: 14 November 2019

Šupelka [Šupeljka]locked

  • Radmila Petrović

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[Šupeljka]

End-blown flute of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and adjoining regions. It is open at both ends and has six fingerholes; its range is up to two chromatic octaves, quiet in the lower register, shrill in the upper. The wooden (e.g. ash, barberry, maple, walnut; sometimes horn) body tapers at the upper end and flares slightly at the lower, and is usually decorated with turnings and sometimes with metallic thread. In Macedonia it is about 25 cm long, while in Kosovo and Montenegro it is about 45 cm long. A pastoral instrument, the ...

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