Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

This part of the website is an English translation of the definitive hurdy-gurdy reference book Die Drehleier (The Hurdy-gurdy), written by Marianne Bröcker. For general information about this translation please see the Index Page.

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11. Michael Praetorious, Allerly Bawren Lyren (1619)



12. Sketch of a sculpture from Civray (12th cent.)


13. West portal of the Church of Santo Domingo in Soria (c. 1150); detail


14. Capital in the cloister of the Saint-Georges-de-Bocherville Abbey (mid 12th cent.)


15. Drawing of the hurdy-gurdy players on the capital in the cloister of the Saint-Georges-de-Bocherville Abbey


16. North portal of Toro Cathedral (2nd half of 12th cent.)


17. Portica de la Gloria, Santiago de Compostela (1168-1188)




18. Sculture at the Archbishop's Palace at Santiago de Compostela (late 12th cent.)


19. Inital B miniature from the Robert de Lindsay (1214-1222)


20. Detail from the initial B of an illuminated psalter

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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
© Translation copyright 2005, Olympic Musical Instruments and the Bröcker Tranlation Group