Tárogató (Hung.: also töröksíp) – musical instrument used in Hungarian Roma musical ensembles for playing
long-drawn-out songs (hallgató), and so-called "Kuruc" songs. In sixteenth century Hungary (which was dominated by the Turks) it gained popularity as a Turkish pipe. [ The music of the Roma in Hungary]
Originally, a double-reed instrument (similar to an oboe). In 1900, V.J. Schunda, a Czech instrument-maker
living in Budapest, reworked it as a single reed instrument, close to a soprano saxophone. The
body, with its wide conical bore (tube), is of a different material; this one is made of wood, instead of
metal. The mechanism has modern keys. It occasionally appears in Hungarian symphonic musical compositions.