A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Chinese Pavilion

CHINESE PAVILION, CHINESE CRESCENT, or CHAPEAU CHINOIS. This consists of a pole, with several transverse brass plates of some crescent or fantastic form, and generally terminating at top with a conical pavilion or hat, whence its several names. On all these parts a number of very small bells are hung, which the performer causes to jingle, by shaking the instrument, held vertically, up and down. It is only used in military bands, and more for show than use.

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