Bagpipe. A well-known wind instrument of great antiquity among the northern nations, and long a favourite in Scotland, where it was probably introduced by the Norwegians or Danes. The bagpipe consists "of two principal parts - the bellows or leathern bag to collect and retain the wind, and the instrument composed of three pipes, the longest of which is called the drone.

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Hautboy, or Oboe. A portable wind instrument of the reed kind, consisting of a tube gradually widening from the top towards the lower end, and furnished with keys and circular holes fur modulating its sounds. The tone of the hautboy is grateful and soothing, and particularly adapted to the expression of soft and plaintive passages.


Sackbut. A musical instrument of the wind kind; being a species of trumpet, though different from the common trum-pet both in form and size. The sackbut is usually eight feet long, without being drawn out,or without reckoning the circles. When extended to its full length, it is usually fifteen feet. The wreath is two feet nine inches in circumference. It serves as bass in all concerts of wind music.