A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

So, what sound does a Cornamuse make? And is a Lizard a musical instrument? Find out the answers to these questions, and see more examples of Medieval and Renaissance musical instruments, on this web site offered by Musica Antiqua. Demonstrations of several Medieval and Renaissance instruments run the gamut from the gentle lute or gemshorn to the raucous bladder pipe or tenor schawm. A description and example of music accompany each illustration of the musical instruments. Elsewhere on the site are found links to other early music resources on the internet: