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musette. (1) Type of Fr. bagpipe popular in court circles in 17th and 18th cents. Was bellows-blown and had 4 or 5 drones enclosed in cylinder. Used in orch. by Lully.(2) Variety of gavotte in which persistent drone bass suggests the above instr. Vaughan Williams's ob. conc. (1944) has a musette in 2nd movt.

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