On the Eleventh Day of Christmas….
So, I had to do a little research on what instrument a pipe actually is. Google wasn't really helping me out, so I consulted my favorite musicologist, Leah Harrison, to get to the bottom of what this instrument actually was. Among her suggestions was a recorder. Now, I'm sure you've all played a recorder at some time or other, probably when you were in elementary school. I want you to imagine today, though, that this recorder is being skillfully played by the lovely man in the gif. It is, after all, Christmas eve!
Merry (early) Christmas to you all!