wind machine

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Device to simulate sound of wind, a barrel‐shaped framework being covered with silk or other fabric and rotated by a handle. Friction with wood or cardboard produces sound which can be varied in pitch by pace at which handle is turned. Used by several composers, e.g. by Strauss in Don Quixote and Eine Alpensinfonie and by Vaughan Williams in Sinfonia Antartica.

Subjects: Music.

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