snare drum
(snair drum)


[Eng.]


A drum common in orchestral, band, and jazz music with two heads. It is named after the "snares" or rawhide strings stretched across the lower head.


snare drum

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SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Beethoven: Wellington's Victory, Op. 91, "Drums and Trumpets on the English Side"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 19
Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, "Great Gate of Kiev" (conclusion)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 22
Prokofiev: Cinderella, "Apotheosis"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 18
Ravel: Boléro (opening, flute)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 44

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