The cornamuse was clearly described by
Praetorius, and is yet a mystery in these modern times, because none have
survived to the present and because of the confusion of instrument names at
the time. Different names which were used for similar instruments and
similar names used for different instruments.
The name cornamuse from the Latin cornamusa
commonly meant bagpipe as in the French cornemuse. The use of the name
dolzaina, from the Latin dulcis (sweet), is thought to be the same or a
similar instrument to the cornamuse, and yet the name is often intermingled
with the dulzan or dulzian of the curtal families.
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