Krummhorn (Accepted)

Krummhorn (Accepted)

A krummhorn, or crumhorn, is a J-shaped musical instrument, a double-reed woodwind; unlike the hautboy, the krummhorn’s reeds are enclosed in a mouthpiece.  It dates from the 15th Century; the illustration is taken from Virdung’s Musica Getutscht, 1511 [Montagu 90].  The krummhorn’s mouthpiece is to chief by Society default.  For related charges, see cornetto, recorder.

Eochaid the Musical bears:  Gules, in saltire two krummhorns argent.

Giannetto Bello bears:  Gules, on a pale nebuly endorsed argent a krummhorn sable.

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