mandola, mandora, mandore

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(from Gr. pandoura).

Ancient instr. (possibly as early as 9th cent.), a small ancestor of the lute. Popular in Sp. and It., reaching Eng. at end of 14th cent. Had 9 frets and up to 6 str. Played with plectrum and used for popular mus.‐making. Ancestor of mandolin.

Subjects: Music.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.