The Creche at the Vatican
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(12-29-2012, 11:59 AM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: About the pipers, see:  http://www.fisheaters.com/adventcribs.html

"In Italian presepi, you will also invariably find a shepherd-bagpiper, or "zampognaro." The zampognari figures are based on the Italian tradition of the Italian shepherds' (especially of Abruzzi and Lazio) coming down from the mountains at Christmastime, going door-to-door to play bagpipes to announce the birth of Christ. This tradition continues today, and is so beloved that the zampognaro appears in Italian presepi, sometimes accompanied by the pifferai (flute players) that often accompany the pipers in real life."

Well, I'll eat my words!
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The Creche at the Vatican - by VoxClamantis - 12-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Tim - 12-28-2012, 12:08 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Heinrich - 12-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by charlesh - 12-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by VoxClamantis - 12-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Tim - 12-28-2012, 02:17 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by SMKMI - 12-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Heinrich - 12-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by SMKMI - 12-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Heinrich - 12-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by SMKMI - 12-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by TS Aquinas - 12-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by SMKMI - 12-28-2012, 07:55 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by OldMan - 12-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by introibo - 12-28-2012, 08:52 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by iona_scribe - 12-28-2012, 11:08 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by VoxClamantis - 12-29-2012, 11:57 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by VoxClamantis - 12-29-2012, 11:59 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by three_emcees_and_onedeacon - 12-29-2012, 03:14 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by mikemac - 12-30-2012, 12:52 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by mikemac - 12-30-2012, 01:06 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by OCLittleFlower - 12-30-2012, 03:58 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Scotus - 12-30-2012, 06:46 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by VoxClamantis - 12-30-2012, 05:36 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Meg - 12-30-2012, 05:59 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by SMKMI - 12-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Scotus - 12-31-2012, 07:36 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Lateran15 - 12-31-2012, 10:06 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by OCLittleFlower - 12-31-2012, 06:27 PM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by mikemac - 01-01-2013, 12:54 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Scotus - 01-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by mikemac - 01-03-2013, 01:14 AM
Re: The Creche at the Vatican - by Starry Plough - 01-03-2013, 06:39 AM



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