Musical Instruments of Germany on Stamps -1973

Musical Instruments of Germany on Stamps -1973

West Germany issued a set of four charity stamps on Musical instruments on 05 Oct 1973. The Four instruments featured on stamps are

25+10 Pf – French Horn        30+15 Pf – Pedal Piano    40+20 Pf – Violin   70+35 Pf- Pedal Harp

A Postally used Cover is listed with a pair of each stamp used on the cover.

GERMANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
GERMANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ON STAMPS -1973 – PEDAL PIANO,FRENCH HORN,PEDAL HARP & VIOLIN

 

Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps -2011

Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps -2011

A set of Four stamps issued on 21 Jul 2011 on Traditional Musical Instruments of Bangladesh on Stamps . Ektara,Dotara,Sarangi.

BDESH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
BANGLADESH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 2011

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps .

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps-1969

Papua New Guinea issued a set of Four stamps on Local Musical Instruments.The Instruments featuring on stamps are

5c – Seed Pod Rattle

10c- Garamut (slit drum) – One of the most important musical instruments made out of hollowed out log and played with a stick . Also used to communicate

25c-Iviliko-Pan pipe or cello

30c – Kundu -It is an hour glass shaped drum made out of wood with a snake’s skin as membrane .A handle at the narrowest part is well decorated.

A FDC with four stamps is listed below.

FDC 69 PNG MUSIC
FDC PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1969-LOCAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan-102nd Birth Anniversary

102nd Birth Anniversary Ustad Bismillah Khan (1916 -2006)

The Nation today remembers the Legend and Maestro of Shehnai Ustad Bismillah Khan on his 102nd Birth Anniversary. Born on 21 Mar 1916 at Dumraon in Bihar he was conferred Sahitya Academy Award in 1956,Padma Shri in 1961, Padma Bhusan in 1968, Padma Vibhusan in 1980 and the Highest Civilian Award Bharat Ratna in 2001.

His Shehnai recital before the start of Republic Day Parade is still fondly remembered by three generations of Indians who were fortunate to hear him live on TV Channels.

A stamp was issued by India Post in his honour on 21 Aug 2008.

BISMILLAH KHAN
USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN

Dranyen – National Musical Instrument of Bhutan-Miniature Sheet on Dranyen

 Dranyen – National Musical Instrument of Bhutan- Miniature Sheet on Dranyen

The typical folk instrument of Bhutan is a long lute named Dranyen (Lute).It is a long  lute with seven strings. One of the strings comes from the middle of the neck. The strings are commonly made of gut. It is usually beautifully painted with green, blue and red colours, usually with religious motifs. On the top of the neck there is almost always a dragon figure. There is one bridge that is over the skin in the resonance box. The body of the dranyen is usually made of one piece of wood (except the top with a head of a dragon) and the resonance box is carved to make a cavity where the skin is placed. The size is between 60 and 110 cm, depending of the maker. In the villages it is possible to see dranyen home-made, quite simple and without decorations. Similar instruments of the dranyen are found in the Himalayas (Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim, West Bengal), but they don’t have the characteristics of the Bhutanese one. They are smaller than the Bhutanese type and they usually have 5-6 strings. Quite similar in shape is the Dranyen played in Tibet. However, it is commonly less decorated and it has 3 pairs of strings (total 6 strings). The size and the sound is quite similar. A small dranyen is played in east Bhutan, in the Trashigang district (Merak Village).

Bhutan issued a set of Six stamps on Musical Instruments of Bhutan on 01 Sep 2017.

A minature sheet on Dranyen (lute) -The National Music Instrument of Bhutan is listed below. The Sheet also shows Lhamo Yangchenma -The Goddess of Knowledge and Music.

 

BHUTAN MUSIC MS
Dranyen (Lute)- National Music Instrument of Bhutan

Musical Instruments of Bhutan – Dranyen – National Musical Instrument of Bhutan

Musical Instruments of Bhutan – Dranyen – National Musical Instrument of Bhutan.

Music is an important essence of Bhutanese culture and society. Traditional musicians have used organic materials to craft and refine a variety of instruments to harmonise with melodies. Among the most popular percussive ,string and wind instruments are dranyen (lute), pewang (fiddle),lim (flute) and yangchen (hammered dulsimer).

Bhutan issued a set of Six stamps on Musical Instruments of Bhutan on 01 Sep 2017.

A FDC with a minature sheet on Dranyen (lute) -The National Music Instrument of Bhutan is listed below. The Sheet also shows Lhamo Yangchenma -The Goddess of Knowledge and Music.

BHUTAN MUSIC FDC
Musical Instruments of Bhutan – Dranyen- Lhamo Yangchenma