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date: 07 December 2019


  • Laurence Libin


Tuned percussion bar of dense sonorous hardwood or metal, employed singly or in sets, notably in works by the 20th-century Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, who is sometimes credited with its invention. It is supposedly modelled after the Byzantine Sēmantron. The simantra bois is struck with a mallet. The sound of the ...

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