Taepyeongso

Name: Taepyeongso.
Type: Double Reed > Aerophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 422.112
Country: Korea.
Region: Far East Asia.

Description: The taepyeongso [in Hangul 태평소 in Hanja 太平簫] literal translation “big peace wind instrument” it also called hojok, hojeok 호적 號笛 / 胡笛, nallari, or saenap, 嗩吶] is a Korean double reed wind instrument in the shawm or oboe family, probably descended from the Persian zurna and closely related to the Chinese suona. It originated during the Goryeo period [918 – 1392].

Construction: The taepyeongso has a conical wooden body made from yuja [citron], daechu [jujube], or yellow mulberry wood, with a metal mouthpiece and cup-shaped metal bell.

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