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Some of the instruments

Cittern. Shrine to Music Museum.

Martial and stirring, folksy and entertaining, or suave and courtly: there were instruments for every mood and occasion. In the pages that follow, some of the instruments are illustrated, both in image and in sound.

Browse, or click on the kind of instrument.

A listing of sites that deal with early musical instruments (Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh).