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Wiebe Stodel's

Encyclopaedic dictionary of international terminology

of

Bagpipes and related instruments.

An organological-linguistic study, provided with several appendices.

"Whereas God invented the flute, the Devil invented the bagpipe,
but he could use the instrument only after he took wax from the bees - which are God's creatures - to tune his instrument.
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(Old Romanian narrative)


Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669): Straatmuzikanten (Wandering musicians).
(Etching, ca. 1635)