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Music for your tastebuds Pasta artigianale, exquisite olive oil, flavourful juices, fine vintages... this is the taste of Christmas, a taste that Talbot & Bons has married into a symphony of luxurious hampers, each denoting a particular instrument from the orchestra. The contents of each individual hamper are as unique as the name, and the selection includes the most sinful of treats, as well as some lovely options for the more healthconscious among you, such as gluten-free pasta and organic soft drinks. Of course, there is also the option of creating your own, custom-made ‘symphony’, both with regards to content and packaging. As for the men, we are offering something with their specific tastes in mind... Let the music play on...and don’t forget to drop in on Wednesday evening, to enjoy our real life music sessions.

Piccolo 6 Organic Galvanina Drinks 2 Galvanina Glasses The piccolo looks like a tiny version of a flute. it is a tiny bit of a half flute. its silver and has a mouthpiece up the very top. it looks like it’s been ripped of the flute, in the case it doesn’t have a bottom part.


Oboe 10 Organic Galvanina Drinks 2 Galvanina Glasses €


The Oboe looks like a baby clarinet without the mouth piece. Like the bassoon it has a double reed. It has 3 keys on the upper piece and 3 keys on the lower. it has a few teardrop shape keys on the sides and one on the back. The oboe is tiny at only 1 foot long. It has a baby flaring bell.

Flute La Faborica della Pasta di Gragnano Macaroni Trecolori, Penne Nero di Sepia, Pasta Limone, Sugo Peperoni


A wind instrument made from a tube with holes along it that are stopped by the fingers or keys, held vertically or horizontally so that the player’s breath strikes a narrow edge. The modern orchestral form, typically made of metal, is held horizontally and has an elaborate set of keys.

Clarinet Mafaldine Tre colori 500g Penne Integrali 500g Spaghetti al Metro 500g Melanzone contadine


A clarinet is a black tube with all silver keys. It has a reed up the top for you to blow into. the reed is a single reed. It is a cylindrical tube. At the bottom of the clarinet, is a piece called the ‘flaring bell’ because it looks like a bell.

Bassoon La Faborica della Pasta di Gragnano Giuseppe Afeltra organic olive oil Giuseppe Afeltra Sparkling Wine Lumaconi and Candele Corte



The bassoon is an instrument in the woodwind family which means it requires you to blow into it. The mouth piece is to the right of on the picture though when your playing it t’s on the left. A bassoon is about 8 feet long. a bassoon can be black or maroon. It is a double reed instrument.

English Horn La Faborica della Pasta di Gragnano Giuseppe Afeltra Cannoli al metro Penne lisce and Herbs


The English Horn, or ‘Cor’ as it is often affectionately called, was first created sometime in the 17th century. It has a deeper, more sonorous, rounder sound than the Oboe, and is quite frequently used for this attribute – surprisingly often in fact.

There are many interesting facts about the saxophone. Belgian musician Adolphe Joseph Sax invented the saxophone in 1840. While the sax is most commonly associated with jazz now, it was created to be a part of classical music.

Saxophone La Faborica della Pasta di Gragnano Scialatielli Ciliegino secco Sugo al tonno and Pepperoncino in olio




Castanets A selection of pure fruit juices and fruit creams



Castanets are a gypsy folk instrument and are played with great artistry by Spanish flamenco dancers. It’s extremely possible that castanets may in fact be a local wooden version of the brass finger cymbols that were introduced into Spain by Muslin conquerors from around 700 AD.

Bongos Giuseppe Afeltra pasta Fruit creams and Organic drinks


Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument. The drums are of different size: the larger drum is called in Spanish the hembra (female) and the smaller the macho (male). They are membranophones, or instruments that create sound by a vibration of a stretched membrane.

Xylophone Sweet delight


A xylophone is a musical instrument. One fact about it is that it produces a metallic sound. They usually have a range of two to four octaves. They are played with mallets.

Cymbals Sweets and marmalades



Cymbals are a common percussion instrument. Cymbals consist of thin, normally round plates of various alloys; see cymbal making for a discussion of their manufacture. The majority of cymbals are of indefinite pitch, although small disc-shaped cymbals based on ancient designs sound a definite note.

Cello Organic hamper consisting of Galvanina organic Italian drinks, Organic olive oil, herbs and organic tea



The triangle is an idiophone type of musical instrument in the percussion family. It is a bar of metal, usually steel but sometimes other metals like beryllium copper, bent into a triangle shape. The instrument is usually held by a loop of some form of thread or wire at the top curve. It was first made around the 16th century

Viola Sugar Free hamper consisting of giacometta sugar free (a gianduja chocolate cream) and sugar free pastilles



A viola instrument came along at the same time as the violin. It first existed during the 16th century. It was larger than the violin and was made in an alto and a tenor version, which was larger. By the 18th century, it was part of four piece ensembles. However, with the increase popularity of music written specifically for the violin, the viola started to be ignored. Therefore, the violins were improved much faster than the violas. In fact, by the 18th century the design of the violin had been perfected. The viola has yet to reach this pinnacle.

Violin Gluten free hamper consisting of artigianale gluten free pasta



While playing the violin you burn 170 calories an hour. Violinists have more connections between the two sides of the brain which accounts for the better co-ordination they have between each hand compared with a non-violin player. The world’s smallest violin is less than 1 centimetres long in body and fits into a box of matches. It is made from a piece of wood the size of a thumbnail and it took 7 years to make.

Trombone Romeo & Juliet x 2, Cigar Cutter, Humipack, Black Label, Di Saronno â‚Ź


The trombone is derived from an instrument called a sackbut. Yes, you read that correctly, sackbut. The name sackbut is derived from the Middle French words saquer and bouter literally means “pull, push�. This is a very fitting name for the instrument since it was the first instrument to have a movable slide. This is unique to the instrument. The sackbut was mainly used in sacred and court music settings during the 1600s. Interestingly, the trombone has changed very little since its precursor, the sackbut. Many other instruments have been improved with major revisions to their original design. Apparently, trombone was the closest to perfection!

Conductor Champagne Lanson, Celeste, Gianduiotti, Montecristo



Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. The primary duties of the conductor are to unify performers, set the tempo, execute clear preparations and beats, and to listen critically and shape the sound of the ensemble. Orchestras, choirs, concert bands and other musical ensembles often have conductors.

Double Bass Romeo & Julliet x 2, Cigar Cutter, Humipack, Gragnavo wine, Grappa Pol



bowed stringed musical instrument, the contrabass of the modern orchestral string section. It originated as a double-bass viol, an instrument described as early as 1566. A true double-bass violin appeared during the 18th cent. but was rejected as unwieldy and of poor tonal quality. The present double bass is tuned in fourths and usually has a flat back and sloping shoulders but has never attained a definitive form. The bow, the last to give up its convex shape, was long held palm upward like the viol bow, but the violin style is now customary. Indispensable in the orchestra, it also has a place in the dance band and jazz.

Glass jars starting from â‚Ź9.50

Terracotta with 4 medium pans â‚Ź18.90

Terracotta with 6 small pans â‚Ź15.95

Travel pack €23.99

Large terracotta pan €25.95

Terracotta large dish €23.90

Big glass jar starting from €14.90


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Music for your tastebuds Pasta artigianale, exquisite olive oil, flavourful juices, fine vintages... this is the taste of Christmas, a tas...