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Pair of Crotales

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Pair of Crotales

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Pair of Crotales for Hire

Crotales are tuned metal discs that are constructed mainly of bronze or brass. Crotales have a very distinctive high, bell-like sound and can easily cut through the heaviest orchestrations. Crotales are generally available in octave sets and are accurately pitched unlike finger cymbals which do not have a definite pitch. Antique cymbals can be either design. The usual crotale range of a two octave set is C6 - C8 (middle C is C4). Finger cymbals are lighter than crotales, smaller and are generally found in pairs.

Pairs of crotales are often requested in C's for La Valse by Ravel, E and B's for L'Apres midi d'un Faun by Debussy and Ab & Bb's for the Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.

Italian - Crotali
French - Crotales
German - Antike zimbeln
Spanish - Crotalos