Siesieńki (f [?]) (plurale tantum)

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Bladder pipe with single chanter, no drone / single reed: down-cut

Identical types: 2

From "siersienia" [hornet (in local dialect)]; Wielkopolska [Greater Poland]; There are 3 types: [a]: with a blowpipe (with mouthpiece and valve) and a stock for the chanter inserted in the bladder; [b]: with a wooden tube inside the bladder [!]; This tube is provided with 3 holes (one - with a non-return inlet valve - in its upper flank, the other in its lower flank), and 2 mortises; Through punctures in the bladder the blowpipe is inserted in the upper mortise, the chanter stock in the other one; [c]: with 2 bladders (➺ Types [below]); NB¹: The genitive form is Siesieniek; NB²: The terminology in Sobieska’s description is identical to that of the Dudy wielkopolskie.

Usually made of a cow’s bladder; Single reed.


Sobiescy, Jadwiga [Pietruszyńska] & Marian: Polska muzyka ludowa i jej problemy [Polish folk music and its problems]. Wybór prac pod redakcją Ludwika Bielawskiego [A selection of their works edited by Ludwik Bielawski]. Warszawa, 1973, p.137-143 (*) & passim.

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

Podnos, Theodor H.: Bagpipes and tunings. Detroit, 1974, p.27 (Siesienki: »Marcuse).

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