The fallen tree in the rear left is a bass schawm, a sort of giant
oboe-of-doom. History records that a town bandsman in Renaissance Germany once killed a man with a blow to the head from his bass schawm during an altercation. The tall silver plumbing on the right is a contra-alto clarinet in Eb, and the blond wooden instrument at lower right is a tenor dulcian. (A dulcian or curtal is a Renaissance bassoon.)

 

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