musette


musette
/myooh zet"/, n.
1. Also called musette bag. a small leather or canvas bag with a shoulder strap, used for carrying personal belongings, food, etc., while hiking, marching, or the like.
2. a French bagpipe of the 17th and early 18th centuries, with several chambers and drones, and with the wind supplied by a bellows rather than a blowpipe.
3. a woodwind instrument similar to but smaller than a shawm.
4. a short musical piece with a drone bass, often forming the middle section of a gavotte.
[1350-1400; ME < MF, equiv. to muse bagpipe (deriv. of muser to play the bagpipe < L mussare to hum; see MUSE1) + -ette- -ETTE]

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 small, elegant bagpipe that was fashionable in French court circles in the 17th and 18th centuries. The bagpipe was bellows-blown, with a cylindrical double-reed chanter beside which the instrument-maker Jean Hotteterre, about 1650, placed a short stopped chanter with six keys giving notes above the main chanter compass.

      The musette employed a “shuttle” drone: a short cylinder with about 12 narrow channels variously connected in series to supply four drones, each sounded with a double reed and tuned or silenced by slider keys moving in the slots through which the bores vented to the exterior. The bag was typically covered with silk or velvet, and the pipes were of ivory.

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