This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Dec 10, 2011

Joke : The Rider healed by a nose flute

What a surprise! I was looking for a camera user manual in a messy cupboard, when I found a antique german postcard (First World War) I collected probably 20 years ago. It shows a horse from which has got a Prussian officer off, in order to help what I suppose to be a wounded soldier. The card is printed with the 4th verses of a Wilhelm Hauff's lied named Reiters Morgenlied (the Rider's Morning lied), also called Morgenrot, Morgenrot.

Obsessed by nose flutes and having a declining view, I immediately thought the officer was trying to heal the wounded soldier by applying a tin-plate Nasenflöte on his face.
Well... a magnifying scan shows I'm wrong, and the supposed nose flute was a metal glass of schnaps !

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