Mediana in re maggiore (f)

(with) definite article: ? [sa?]
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Identical types: 29

A rather confusing term, in which the term "maggiore" must be interpreted as "large"; It is used used by Launeddas players when they speak of an instrument in D major with a drone of double length [i.e. Tumbu maggiore; ws]; Bakx mentions it as one of 8 obsolete or rarely used types (the other 7 being the Fiorassiu argentinu, Fiuda allirga, Fiuda bagadia in fa minore, Mesu puntu, Morisku, Punt’’e Kirias, and Tertsu puntu), stating that some (though failing to specify which) of these are, as he calls them, "fake" kuntsertus.

Tumbu: G₁ (contra octave).


Weis Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin: The launeddas: a Sardinian folk music instrument. Copenhagen, 1969, p.19-20.

Bakx, Phons: De launeddas: rietinstrument van de Sarden. Middelburg, 1995, p.29.