Launeddas (Launeḍḍas) (gender unknown) (plurale tantum)

(with) definite article: is [also sas]
(the) ?; ➺ remark(s) below


No identical types known (yet).

Possibly a corrupted diminutive of Aulos; Triple-clarinet, unique descendant of the double-clarinets of antiquity; In Baines and Van der Meer (both of whom fail to reveal their source), spelt "Launedda" (which, according to Antonio Ballero, is a term for "a cane reed with a tongue cut in it"); This misinterpretation has already been made by Mahillon (➺ vol.3, p.487: Launedda (Conzertu = Jeu de)) and others; In his preface to Luigi Lai’s »Metodo...«, Fernando Pilia refers to "aree regionali"; In the English version, however, this is oddly changed into "Launedda areas"; The name of the person responsible for this unnecessarily erroneous translation remains a secret.
NB¹: Spelling Launeḍḍas scientific [?]; NB²: ➺ Introduction to Launeddas.

Made of cane; All holes are cut rectangularly.

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Baines, Anthony: Bagpipes [1960]. Oxford, 1973 (revised), p.101 (Launedda).

Weis Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin: The launeddas: a Sardinian folk music instrument. Copenhagen, 1969, p.14.

Dore, Giovanni: Gli strumenti della musica popolare della Sardegna. Cagliari, 1976, p.37, p.307 (sas Launeddas).

Launeddas: l’anima di un popolo [Title on cover: »La storia, lo strumento, i protagonisti, la discografia: launeddas«]. A cura di Giampaolo Lallai, associazione Cuncordia a Launeddas. Fotografie di Nico Selis. Cagliari, 1997.

Sonos: strumenti della musica popolare sarda, a cura di Gian Nicola Spanu; Nuoro, 1994, p.137-161.

Naitza, Salvatore & Scano, Maria Grazia: Launeddas nell’arte. In: Launeddas: l’anima di un popolo (1997), p.21 (➺ Launeddas), 31 (»Pasquin Valery), 42 (sas Launeddas).

Lai, Luigi: Metodo per / A method for the launéddas. Cagliari, 1996, p.7/8 (le Launéddas).

Širola, Božidar: Sviraljke s udarnim jezičkom [Aerophones with a beating tongue]. Zagreb, 1937 (Is Launeddas), p.92, 97*, 98-99, 102…106.

Meer, John Henry van der: Typologie der Sackpfeife. In: Anz. Germ. Nationalmus. (Nürnberg, 1964), p.128 (Launedda).

Meer, John Henry van der: Beitrag zur Typologie der westeuropäischen Sackpfeifen. In: SIMP I (Stockholm, 1969), p.105 (Launedda).

Mahillon, Victor-Charles: Catalogue descriptif et analytique du Musée instrumental du Conservatoire royal de Musique, I-V. Gand, 1893-1912, IV, p.175 (Launedda).

Marcuse, Sibyl: Musical instruments: a comprehensive dictionary. New York, 1975 (»Grove, 5th ed. (Baines); »Mahillon).

Web (Mahillon: ➺ p.487)