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The information presented in the website is intended to give a panoramic view of the instruments used in association with written music. We cover all instruments, from those used in orchestras to those used in popular music, from the 16th century until today. The contents presented here are originated mainly from the research developed by PhD in Historical Musicology Mayra Pereira, who, in her thesis, investigated the diverse aspects of the presence of music instruments in Rio de Janeiro during the colonial and imperial times.