I'm tempted to say contrabassoon, as the instrument playing the seriously low D starting in the 2nd bar. For the rest of that phrase, I'd be hard-pressed to distinguish whether it was bassoon or contra-
The later section starting 0.46, I'd definitely go for contra- with what may be tuba above it.
I found this quote from Morricone, reported by the BBC
This is violin/fiddle played in the famous "gypsy" (Romani) style. You might try looking up "gypsy violin" or "gypsy fiddle" as a start. This style has been very influential over the years. For a more classical take on it, try Bela Bartok's Romanian Dances or Braham's Hungarian Dances. For a more modern spin, look up "gypsy punk."
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The erhu (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú; [ɑɻ˥˩xu˧˥]) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle". It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large ...
35:21 - 35:45 corresponds to the first four measures of rehearsal mark 48 in the score, which for woodwinds indicates:
Flute I, II
English Horn (enters at 35:38)
Clarinet in A (2)
Bass Clarinet in A (2)
The bassoon and bass clarinet play slower-moving parts; the other winds play the more sweeping figures above the string melody.
There are a lot of synthesizers, electric bass and drums:
Lou Gramm – lead vocals
Mick Jones – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
Rick Wills – bass, backing vocals
Dennis Elliott – drums
Tom Bailey – synthesizers
Don Harper, Jennifer Holliday, New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA – backing vocals
There's no "physical" instrument involved in terms of acoustical instruments: just software synthesizers.
One of the producers of the song has actually created a small tutorial on how the lead sound was created, using a virtual instrument (Spire, in this case):
The instrument is a Flexatone. It's a percussion instrument with two balls which strike a metal blade controlled by the thumb. Shaking it produces spooky glissando effects. Dr Dre probably uses a sample.
Most professional percussionists have one and the instrument has been used in all kinds of music.
The predominant use is as a sound effect, particularly in ...
That's a vibraphone. It's like a xylophone, but the bars are metal, so they vibrate longer. The resonators below the bars have discs inside that are turned by a motor, alternately opening and closing the resonator, causing the volume to oscillate, simulating vibrato and giving the instrument its name. The motor can be turned off, in which case the vibrato ...
This is a de-tuned (deliberately out-of-tune) piano, with a heavy amount of reverb added. It is made yet more eerie with the addition of some dissonant (violin-family) string instruments. Reverb, which suggests a big empty chamber, and dissonance, which can introduce a feeling of "wrongness," are two of the most common techniques for making something sound ...
There is one bassoonist in the personnel list, who is credited as playing both bassoon and contrabassoon. Obviously, he wasn't playing both at the same time. There are also two players credited as playing violone (contrabass).
I haven't listened to the whole recording yet, but the likeliest movements to include the contrabassoon are those for the full ...
You are hearing a cello and an organ. There's also a theorbo on the track.
The organ is very likely a positive organ, or box organ, of the type made by Taylor & Boody or Klop, among several others.
Here's a video of a live performance using the same instrumentation:
The original track is made by Kid Koala. You can see the whole recording session in the movie, here.
The table drums you are looking for is a Yamaha DD-20 (4-Pad Digital Drums)
The other devices or instruments he uses are:
Casio TA-10 Electronic Organ.
32 keys electronic keyborad that features a tape recorder/player. Miles' model has a broken cassette ...
I suggest you to watch this live recording by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
The requested instrument is an Electric Guitar.
You can also find:
Whistle (by a man, Alessandro Alessandroni in the soundtrack, by an Ocarina in the live performance)
A lot of the comments think it's a jews harp but I don't think it's a real instrument at all.
A jews harp has a lot more 'twang' in it & though you can kind of 'speak' whilst playing it, you can't get that kind of quick-change filter detail that I'm hearing.
I think it's one of two possibilities
a synthesiser played through a talk box
The two most ...
The percussive "clunking" sounds like a combination of a few techniques:
col legno - when a string player hits the string with the wooden part of the bow. The sound produced is more piercing and percussive. Sample clip here.
pizzicato slap - when a string player plucks the string so hard that the strings hit the wood of the neck. The sound produced is more ...
You can see that there is a percussion instrument on Zakir's left that looks like a thick book bound with a belt. What exactly is this instrument? Is it really just a book ?
Yes , it is just a thick book ! But again , it is not 'just' a book , but an Amplified book . He used this Amplified book as a Percussion instrument in several other concerts too .
I don't think that the bells have names as such. Medieval bells may be a term applied to differentiate bells from other eras and cultures, such as Roman or Norse.
This reference may provide some of the details that you are looking for.
There is a mechanical pipe organ playing with a very mellow flute or recorder stop.
You can go here for a demonstration of various organ stops. Some of the ones around 2:30 are similar to the example (they're somewhat brighter, probably because they are played on a modern organ).
The percussion instruments are castanets mounted onto a frame ("machine castanets") which makes them easier to play.
Castanets held in the hand are one of the standard instruments in Spanish flamenco music. They also belong to the standard percussion instruments used in orchestras, particularly for anything with a Spanish flair, but also as an ...
This is definitely a jews harp, also known as a jaw harp.
My own amateur attempt at replicating the rhythm on a Glazryin Lighthouse jaw harp:
Furthermore, you can hear metal plucking in the Rayman song which is the characteristic jaw harp sound.
You might be wondering why some of the notes don't sustain in Jibberish Jungle. ...
This instrument is called Sousaphone.
You can check the credits on Discogs and see there is no bass guitar.
Baritone Saxophone – Uttama Hubert
Drums – Eamonn Hall
Sousaphone – Tycho Cohran
Trombone – Saiph Graves, Seba Graves
Trumpet – Amal Hubert, Gabriel Hubert, Jafar Graves, Tarik Graves
You can hear a demo here.
It's possible this is just an electronic instrument setting, but it sounds to me like a tuned idiophone -a percussion instrument in the xylophone family --played with hard mallets that are being allowed to bounce. It's hard to tell which one exactly. It's not quite low enough for a marimba (note the clicking effect) or mellow enough for a vibraphone, and ...
Doing a quick Google search on your label information ("Hemosch Musikinstrumente") identifies this as an archtop guitar sold under his own label by instrument dealer Heinrich Moritz Schuster (HeMoSch), but likely manufactured at the Todt workshop: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.guitardoc-vintage.de/vintage-lounge-...
There's a full symphony orchestra: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. It sounds like there is also a full pipe organ playing. It becomes a bit more prominent around the 39s mark. Maybe that's what you are hearing.
Classical composers often added a full organ at climactic moments.
Richard Strauss adds the organ on the last chord of the opening fanfare ...