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date: 16 November 2019


  • Sabin Bikandi Belandia


Basque double-pipe hornpipe similar to the pibgorn and the Scottish stockhorn. The idioglot single reeds are cut into small, removable cane tubes that fit into the upper ends of the parallel cane pipes. The pipes share a cowhorn bell and a second horn at the upper end that serves as a wind cap. A decoratively carved wooden yoke supports both the pipes and the horns. Circular breathing is used. Old instruments vary in size and tuning. In the late 20th century the scale was standardized, producing in the five-holed left-hand pipe the notes ...

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