It is obvious how this instrument got its name! It looks like a snake, but it is not used by snake charmers. The serpent was first made about 400 years ago in France but is seldom played today. If the serpent were straightened out, it would be about 2.5 metres long. Remember the brass instruments whose tubing was so long it had to be folded up?
A similar thing has happened with the serpentbut it is made of wood,
which is difficult to bend. So it’s made in short hollowed-out sections
that are glued together. They are then covered with leather to seal the
joints and stop the air from escaping.
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the Jesuits from America in 1767, king Charles III of Spain abruptly
brought to an end one of the most daring and successful social
experiments in the New World.
They did not specify it was not from America but from Spanish America.
Quote: "The Expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain and Spanish America in 1767 in Light of 18th Century Regalism".