Bass tabor pipe (after Praetorius, 1619)

late 19th century
Probably by Francis William Galpin (English, 1858–1945)


Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England

Dimensions

Length without bocal 64.2 cm (24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1812

Medium or Technique

Pearwood, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

In C. The lowest tone is d” (the second partial tone of the natural scale; the pedal tone is not available). Slightly tapered conoidal bore. Pearwood, unvarnished. Made in two parts; the body and the cap. Two holes in front and thumb-hole in the rear. The bell has slightly flaring bore at the end. A brass crook with a horn mouthpiece.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection