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2‐pronged metal instr., invented 1711 by the trumpeter John Shore (bc.1662; d London, 1752; noted for his playing of Purcell and Handel). When set in vibration, it produces a sound wherewith to check the pitch of instr. and to give the pitch to singers. Gives a ‘pure’ tone, without upper harmonics.

Subjects: Music.


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