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The Lizard

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The Lizard (tenor cornett) is a real world musical item, but they are so “out of most people’s experience” that nobody realizes it.

The tenor of the zink family (also known as lysard or lysarden) has the peculiar curved shape of a flattened letter s. Besides giving the instrument its name, this shape helps the player cover the finger holes on this longer zink. The holes for each hand happen to be in the portion of the curves which are closest to the player. The lizard’s tone is pleasing, yet rather foggy. It blends well with voices and plays on one of the inner voices of an ensemble. A Lyserden is listed in the waits’ band of Exeter in 1575 and a lysarden appears in the inventory made in 1602 of the instruments at Hengrave Hall, Suffolk, that belonged to Thomas Kytson. Refer to the serpent page to see the bass of the cornett family.

Cool Link and you can see a picture of this thing.



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Voted KendraHeart
December 4, 2005, 23:52
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Cool. Again totally mundane, but things you didn't know about.
Voted Ancient Gamer
January 17, 2006, 6:17
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MoonHunter
January 18, 2006, 14:54
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AG has no trucking with bards and minstrels I see.
Jarons20
February 22, 2007, 21:28
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Ok, now I had seen one of these in a manuscript illustration but thought it was just a joke, but these are really that bent, wow
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September 19, 2011, 9:40
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