Only an early music wizard can name these obscure medieval and Renaissance instruments

11 November 2020, 17:45

Early music quiz
Early music quiz. Picture: Getty

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Do you know your crumhorns from your nyckelharpas? Your sackbuts from your virginals?

The Middle Ages and Renaissance were a wonderful time for suggestively named stringed and woodwind instruments. But how many of them can you recognise? Let’s put your early music knowledge to the test...