dulcimer "was never awarded the dignity of having compositions
written for it" (Bryan, p.43), "Never played any part in serious
apart from the unscholarly value judgements here, which are certainly
arguable (particularly Geiringer's tacit assumption that popular music
cannot be serious) the statements are factually incorrect, since they
take no account of the Pantaleon repertoire, which has been well-documented
for some time, and the salterio music, more recently discovered.