the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

England: history of the pipe and tabor

'Regency' instruments (1790-1829)

1797 sale of goods: included “Several capital hautboys, clarinets, and a tabor and pipe.”1797Chester Courant - Tuesday 04 July 1797

1798 advertisement: ‘Regiments furnished with complete Sets of Instruments in one hour’s notice’.
The seller, Astor, described himself as ‘MANUFACTURER of MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
and MUSIC-SELLER to their Majesties, and their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Dukes
of York and Clarence’. GEORGE ASTOR's list: includes a tabor pipe, tabor drums.

 Star, 15  November 1798


1805 A sale of goods including ‘Bells tabor and pipe
advertised in London Morning Post - Wednesday 01 May 1805


1805 Sales by Auction included:
‘tabour and pipe, a tambour de basque, a drum,’
Morning Herald (London) - Wednesday 01 May 1805

1807 advertised for 2nd January
A sale of goods, imported by ship, which included wine, fabrics, haberdashery and musical instruments
, including a pipe and tabor.
Madras Courier - Wednesday 31 December 1806 (India)
1811 from an encyclopaedia printed in London 1811Rees’ Cyclopedia: Plate XI, ‘Musical Instruments’   
1801-1900pipe 1801 - 1900 France Dolmetsch Collection
1827 James Cowlan Music Establishment, 39 Whitechapel: A Wonderful Reduction in the Prices of Music and Musical Instruments
His long list of goods advertised includes Pandean Pipes : Pipes and Tabour
Monday 08 October 1827

1828 Part of the description of the pipe and tabor:

"...They are both used at the same time, the Pipe by the left hand, the Tabor by the right;
and the combined effect is calculated to excite hilarity, and delight the common ear."

‘A musical manual, or, Technical directory : containing full and perspicuous explanations of all the terms, ancient and modern, used in the harmonic art : descriptions of the various voices and instruments, their powers and characters : with incidental remarks on the principal excellences of vocal and instrumental composition and performance’ by Busby, Thomas



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