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(a) Philip the Good (reigned 1419–67) welcomed to Dijon, accompanied by S-shaped and straight trumpets: miniature from the MS of Saint-Esprit, f.18r (Musée du Centre Hospitalier Régional, Dijon); (b) straight and looped trumpets (with two shawms) in a riding party: detail of ‘May’, miniature by the Limbourg brothers from the ‘Très Riches Heures’, c1411/13–16 (F-CH 65, f.5v)...

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(a) Reflections from a parabola; (b) reflections from a convex surface; (c) reflections from a plane surface (after Parkin and Humphreys, 1958)

Faber & Faber Ltd, London: after P.H. Parkin and H.R. Humphreys, Acoustics, Noise and Buildings (3/1969)

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(a) Renaissance harp with brays, and lute: engraving by Israhel van Meckenem (ii), second half of the 15th century; (b) Renaissance harp with brays, German, maker unknown, 16th century (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg)

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(a) Response curve showing the distribution and intensity of sounds produced by a violin when the force exerted on the bridge is simulated electronically; (b) loudness curve obtained on the same violin by bowing each semitone as loudly as possible

After C M. Hutchins

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(a) Schematic representation of four different pure vibrations as they would appear on an oscilloscope; (b) the same vibrations as they would be registered by a melograph

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(a) Scottish Highland bagpipe, with blowpipe, chanter and three drones; (b) Scottish Lowland bagpipe, with bellows and three drones; (c) early Irish union pipe, with bellows, plain chanter, three drones and a tenor regulator with four keys (all Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford); (d) early Northumbrian small-pipe, with bellows, plain chanter and three drones, c1770 (National Bagpipe Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne)...

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(a) Section through a Helmholtz resonator; (b) axonometric section through a Helmholtz resonator panel; (c) axonometric section through a strip panel resonator

After R. Lewcock

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(a) single reed of a clarinet; (b) clarinet mouthpiece with reed in position

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(a) Single-row stone panpipes, 1300–1500 CE; (b) musicians with transverse flutes and drum: carved pottery lid, Chimú period, 1200–1400 CE

from Marti, Pre-Columbian Music. 2nd edition Mexico 1978: Ediciones Euroamericanas

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(a) Six-string violone by Gio(vanni) Paolo Maggini, Brescia, early 17th century (Horniman Museum, London); (b) viol-shaped violone by Ventura Linarol, Padua, 1585 (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

Horniman Museum, London