Symphonie

Symphonie by Helmut Gotschy - Photo: André Wagenzik
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Illustration from the Luttrell Psalter around 1330

This little hurdy-gurdy represents the easiest way to fill a space with sound and sing a song into it. The drones are tuned a fifth apart. The melodie string I tunes to the seventh above the higher drone. This is the same as the 3rd fiddle tuning given by Jerome de Moravia and the Symphonie can be used just like a fiddle.

My symphonie I play in most medieval programs. Harp and  Fiddle are very active instruments and the even sound of the Symphonie helps to calm down emotionen again.

Symphonie by Helmut Gotschy - Photo: André Wagenzik
Symphonie by Helmut Gotschy - Photo: André Wagenzik