Talk:Angélique (instrument)

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What evidence is there for "some partially diatonic tunings like A - B - C – D – E – F – G – A – B – c – d – f – a – d – f'""? All surviving music requires the tuning C – E – F – G – A – B – c – d – e - f - g - a - b - c' - d' - e' (with retuning of the 4th to 16th strings according to key). Mathiasroesel (talk) 20:02, 15 September 2016 (UTC)


Praetorius does not call an instrument angélique nor does he mention the angélique at all. The cited plate shows an instrument with a lutelike body. Its pegbox is not bent backwards, but over the soundboard, the bridge is glued diagonally on the soundboard, and 23 strings are attached like with harps. Praetorius' explanation: „Eine sonderbare Laute / wird nach Art der Harpfen tractiret“ = "A peculiar lute / being played in the way of the harp" (Michael Praetorius, Syntagma Musicum, vol. 2, suppl. Theatrum Instrumentorum seu Sciagraphia, Wolfenbüttel 1619, plate XXXVI). Mathiasroesel (talk) 09:38, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

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