Allegro Frostin - Max Carling 2010

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Allegro Frostin - Max Carling Baroque Band 2010
This tune was composed by Max, named after the solo violist Anders Frostin. Max leads the band and in the background you see Gunhild and Gerd. The first solo is for Gunhild who plays the zink or cornetto, an instrument made of wood, but modeled on an older, more primitive horn made of an actual goat's horn. It has finger holes, somewhat similar to a recorder, but plays with a mouthpiece smaller than that of a modern French Horn. Its sound is said to blend well with the human voice.
Zinks came in several sizes; the largest, or bass, was developed at the end of the sixteenth century for accompanying singers in churches. It is called a serpent because of its curving shape. The second solo is where Gerd plays this Serpent. These were were common band instruments throughout the Baroque and Classical periods, but were eventually replaced by tubas.

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