A New Musical Instrument and the Aesthetics of Neo-Classicism During the 1740's, musical instrument sellers in London began to offer a new product: a sophisticated and expensive type of bagpipe suitable for chamber music. This instrument was called “the Pastoral or New Bagpipe”.¹ It could do things older types of bagpipes of the British Isles, such as the Scottish Highland bagpipes, could not. It was quiet, so it could be played together with other musical instruments.Read more »
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