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Headword: Σάλπιγξ
Adler number: sigma,66
Translated headword: trumpet
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This [sc. musical] instrument [is] priestly; for priests used to use the trumpet.
Greek Original:
Σάλπιγξ: ἱερατικὸν τοῦτο τὸ ὄργανον: ἱερεῖς γὰρ ἐχρῶντο τῇ σάλπιγγι.
Notes:
The source of this entry, not identified in Adler, is Theodoret (PG 80.1996) on Psalm 150.2 LXX ("praise him with the sound of the trumpet").
See also sigma 67, sigma 68.
Reference:
M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 118-121, esp. 118 on its use in religious contexts
Keywords: Christianity; meter and music; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2004@10:23:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 5 June 2004@01:52:02.
David Whitehead (added bibliography) on 6 June 2004@08:21:25.
David Whitehead (augmented note, with a source identification; another keyword) on 3 May 2011@09:29:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 September 2014@00:39:07.
David Whitehead on 25 May 2016@09:03:16.

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