is from Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesographie
published in 1589. There is no reference to rauschpfeifen in the
narrative of the Orchesographie, so I am claiming this noisy fellow as
a rauschpfeifer without any real proof ... but judging by the number of
lines the engraver shows coming from the end of the instrument, he's
obviously got something fairly loud on the go ...
is from Praetorius' Syntagma Musicum of 1619,
illustrating three sizes of Schryari.
A photo of my rauschpfeife, a soprano made by Eric
Click on the photo to get a larger
version of the image.
soprano rauschpfeife (left) and my soprano cornamuse by Wood (right)
With the windcaps removed the
difference in the size of reed is obvious. Note also the difference in
size and spacing of the fingerholes.
Powderkegs border morris, Adderbury, May 2007. When
people ask me if the rauschpfeife is a traditional instrument for the
morris I reply 'not yet'.
In late 2009 we moved house, and woke up on our first morning to find these
and Safety posters attached to our gateposts.
Thanks to Graham, foreman of The Powderkegs,
and chair of the High Peak branch of the Rauschpfeife Appreciation Society
'Too loud, man ... '
) for the poster, and for permission to reproduce it here.