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« on: Nov 01, 2017, 12:07PM »

This bronze medallion image (c. 1564) of musicians appears on Will Kimball's blog.

Notice the carefully depicted wood plank flooring and regularly spaced square cutouts in that floor.

What are those cutouts for?

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« Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2017, 12:16PM »

It's a trap door. If you miss a note trying to read from that tiny stand along with the rest of your quintet, your foot falls through the hole and you break your ankle.
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2017, 03:52PM »

This medallion must be why in every gig that isn't a salsa or jazz gig the horns are given the tiniest amount of space possible on the stage.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2017, 04:28PM »

The cornett player in the front row nearest us must be Jewish.  His embouchure is like you would use for a Shofar :-P

I think the square areas are removable for use by the peg-legged :-P :-P
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2017, 08:00PM »

The cornett player in the front row nearest us must be Jewish.  His embouchure is like you would use for a Shofar :-P

I think the square areas are removable for use by the peg-legged :-P :-P

Also poor him, standing between two soprano shawms.....
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2017, 09:08PM »

The nearer shawm player must also be having a fun time with an alto sackbut blowing directly in his ear. :-P
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 02, 2017, 01:03PM »



Maybe pop them out and secure the footlights in them?

 Don't know
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