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639 khorotot

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brass; L. 74.5cm
range: ca. 1 1/2 oct. from d'

A trumpet with neither valves nor fingerholes. Once played as a signaling devices for community meetings, or in military contexts, but nowadays it is used very little. The tone produced is very loud and penetrating, so that it can be heard at a distance; khoro means "thunder".

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