1A simple wind instrument having or made from a reed.
- Peaceman's opening in the first of the six portraits, ‘Pan - who played upon the reed pipe which is Syrinx, his beloved’ is mysteriously distant and full of reverence.
- The reed pipe's name is derived from a Hebrew verb meaning ‘to have inordinate affection’ even ‘lust’ or ‘sensual love’.
- Two reed instruments are also used: the ney, a single reed pipe; and the maqrum, a double-reed clarinet.
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