Welcome to The Garden of Earthly Delights.
You'll find no angelic strings here.
Those are reserved for first class citizens whose virtuous lives earned them passage to the uppermost heights.
Down below, stringed instruments produce the most hellish sort of cacophony, a fitting accompaniment for the horn whose bell is befouled with the arm of a tortured soul.
How do we know that's what they sounded like?
A group of musicologists, craftspeople and academics took it upon themselves to actually build the instruments depicted in Hieronymus Bosch's action-packed triptych-the hell harp, the violated lute, the grossly oversized hurdy-gurdy...
...And then they played them.
Let us hope they stopped shy of shoving flutes up their bums. (Such a placement might produce a sound, but not from the flute's golden throat).
The Bosch experiment added ten more instruments to the museum's already impressive, over-1000-strong collection of woodwinds, percussion, and brass, many from the studios of esteemed makers, some dating all the way back to the Renaissance.
Unfortunately, the new additions don't sound very good. "Horrible" and "painful" are among the adjectives used to describe the aural fruits of his team's months-long labors.
Might we assume Bosch would have wanted it that way?