QUESTION No 4
Which of these musical instruments is the odd one out? And why? 1. Racket 2. Mirliton 3. Sordun 4. Krummhorn
@guyraybould – Mirliton
ECOrchestra Response: The ECO applauds the correct answer from @guyraybould as well as his answer that points out a slight error in our Sp! We bow to his observation, are glad he’s paying attention, and have amended appropriately for posterity 🙂
The odd one out is indeed the Mirliton as all the others are a form of early double reed woodwind instruments.
The Mirliton is a form of jew’s harp, also known as flûte eunuque in the 17th century. The Racket is a double reed woodwind instrument used in late 16th to early 18th century. Also known as a Wurstfagott or sausage bassoon. The Sordun is another 16th century double reed instrument of the bassoon family. Noted for its muffled tone. The Krummhorn is a double reed instrument from the middle ages and early renaissance. The body of a Krummhorn is curved and the reed enclosed in a capsule through which the player blows without actually being in direct contact with the reed.