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date: 14 November 2019

Tirucinnam [sricūrṇam]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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[sricūrṇam]

Straight brass trumpet of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is about 75 cm long and has a slender cylindrical pipe terminating in a bell, with a prominent boss covering the joint. It is usually played in pairs by one player, one from each side of the player’s mouth. There is no special mouthpiece. The name means ‘sacred trumpet’ (...

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