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Schaaffsbock (m)

(with) definite article: der
plural: Schaaffsböcke; (with) definite article: die
(the) sheep-goat(s)
Bock

From »Kayserliche Confirmation der Artickel deſs Instrumental-Musicalischen Colegii in dem Ober- und Nieder-Sächsischen Creiſs, und anderer interessierten Oerter«, ratified December 15, 1653, by Emperor Ferdinand III (1608-1657); According to Wustmann "a small bagpipe type"; Gehler’s quotation of the text of the emperor’s decree (in which the use of "Sackspfeiffen, Schaaffsböcke, Leyern, &c." is explicitly banned) is followed by his remark that "supposedly the pipers of a Court (perhaps of Saxony) were provided with a magnificently decorated [new] type of bagpipe", which is misinterpreted by Przerembski as "probably one of the names of a new type of bagpipe (Bock) spreading in Germany and played, by the emperor’s rule, at the Saxon Courts"; NB: ➺ Sackspfeiffe.


Sources

Gehler, Ralf: Die Böcke von Hamburg. In: Der Dudelsack in Europa, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung Bayerns, p.66.

Przerembski, Zbigniew Jerzy: Dudy: dzieje instrumentu w kulturze staropolskiej ([The bagpipe: the history of the instrument in old Polish culture]). Warszawa, 2006, p.326 (»Wustmann; »Gehler).