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Cornemuse is a bagpipe; shalmye is a shawm, which was a wind-instrument, being derived from Lat.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
A figure is given (Galpin, p. 159) of a goat playing on a shawm from a carving of the twelfth century at Canterbury.
The name is believed to be derived from calamaula, a reed-pipe, which was corrupted to chalem-elle and then to shawm.
The shawm rang out yearningly beneath the pale expanse of an unsympathetic heaven.
The shawm was silent, the herdsman bent questioningly over the wall and Kurwenal made answer.