Zampogna (f)

(with) definite article: sa/la [sic]
(the) bagpipe
Identical types: 29

Consisting of a Mankosedda for a Fiorassiu with a Kroba of a Punt’e organu; Probably not an "old" kuntsertu, it is considered very difficult to play, and, as Weis Bentzon states, "mainly used to perform music for listening to as a pastime and a demonstration of the skill of the launeddas player"; Made in 3 keys (G, A, and B♭).

Mankosedda (in G): Arrefinu: d¹; Krais: g¹-a¹-b¹- c²; Mankosa manna: Arrefinu: d¹; Krais: e¹-f♯¹-g¹-a¹; Tumbu: G (These tunings agree with those of an instrument in C, as presented in »Launeddas«); NB: Note the different and erroneous tuning in Dore of the Mankosa manna (Arrefinu: d; Krais: e-f-g-a [i.e. 1 octave lower and, moreover, with an F natural, instead of F♯]) in the "Partitura del temperamento".
NB: Example(s) to be replaced with staff-notation.



Weis Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin: The launeddas: a Sardinian folk music instrument. Copenhagen, 1969, p.20, 21 (sa Zampogna).

Dore, Giovanni: Gli strumenti della musica popolare della Sardegna. Cagliari, 1976, p.45, 51.

Meloni, Gianfranco & Pala, Giulio: Conoscere e suonare le launeddas. In: Launeddas: l’anima di un popolo (1997), p.157-159 & passim.

Lai, Luigi: Metodo per / A method for the launéddas. Cagliari, 1996, p.13/15 (la Zampogna).