- a large woodwind instrument of low range, with a doubled tube and a curved metal crook to which a double reed is attached.
Origin of bassoon
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Historical Examples of bassoon
In 1800 we find the first mention of the use of the bassoon.Annals of Music in America
Henry Charles Lahee
There were eight or ten singers, and they had a bassoon, a flute, and a clarionet.Old Times at Otterbourne
Charlotte M. Yonge
From this it would seem that our bassoon was not of German origin.
Pogliani gave up the bassoon for the fork, spoon, and saucepan.The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
Yet who that has loved either man or bassoon does not know this bitterness?The Holy Cross and Other Tales
- a woodwind instrument, the tenor of the oboe family. Range: about three and a half octaves upwards from the B flat below the bass staff
- an orchestral musician who plays the bassoon