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Seeing Double

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York houses a large and interesting collection of bagpipes, including a few unique musettes. One of them (the one in the picture below) caught my eye. It’s a late 17th century musette in the style of a French woodwind maker named Dupuis. There are only a handful of these dotted instruments left, and I figured it would be a fun experiment to bring this design back to life, for the first time since the Baroque period....