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Musical instruments came a long way from the simple prehistoric flutes, drums and trumpets. Initially used for religious and military purposes, they eventually came to be used to produce music, while contacts between different civilisations resulted in adoption of instruments far from their origin. This also counts for the instruments we are dealing with at kvfb.co.uk:


Clarinet

This woodwind instrument has its origin in the Middle East and Europe but the modern clarinet was developed from a Baroque instrument chalumeau. There are many types of clarinet but just like its Baroque predecessor, many became obsolete.

Violin

Violin is a relatively modern instrument as it was developed only in the 16th century. However, it resembles greatly to the Renaissance fiddle or vielle, while many music theorists also believe that the instrument's inventors were influenced greatly by string instruments that were used in the Byzantine Empire and the Middle East.



Flute

Flute is one of the oldest known instruments as the oldest examples date back tens of thousands of years. However, modern flute is very different from the prehistoric versions.

Bagpipes

Although bagpipes are most often associated with the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and the Irish uilleann pipes, the instrument has also been played for centuries in many parts of Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Trumpet

History of the trumpet dates back at least to the mid-2nd millennium BCE. The modern trumpet, however, appeared only in the 15h century due to improvements both in design and metal making.