Percussion consisted, and still consists, of a lot of different drums and percussion instruments. The Tabor (or slåttetromme in Norwegian) is a drum with a sylindrical body in wood or brass. The membrane, which was often made of calfskin, was fastened with ropes. Drums come in different sizes, from small hand drums to larger military drums. Also different percussion instruments like tambourines, bells, castanets etc. were used. Many of these instruments had existed several hundred years before the renaissance, and still exist in almost the same shape today.


Sackbut and drum by Kalksjön (Sweden)