pungis (double clarinets)

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Scope note
Double clarinets of India and Ceylon, consisting of two parallel pipes each with a single beating reed and a regionally variable number of fingerholes, fitted into a globular gourd made airtight with wax which acts as both blowpipe and wind chamber. Usually the right pipe serves as a melody pipe and the left as a drone pipe with its holes plugged as required.
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024