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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassoon

The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor clefs, and occasionally the treble. Appearing in its modern form in the 19th century, the bassoon figures prominently in orchestral, concert band, and chamber music literature. The bassoon is a ...

www.bassoonresource.org/history.htm

The modern bassoon has a colorful and complex past. It evolved from a 16th century instrument known by a variety of names - curtal or curtail (English), basson or fagot (French), dulcian or fagott (German), fagotto (Italian), and bajon ( Spanish). This ancestor of the bassoon, which was also played with a double reed, was ...

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May 16, 2016 ... The clown of the orchestra. The farting bedpost. Whatever you like to call it, the bassoon is one of the most intriguing members of the woodwind family in terms of both its appearance and its sound. It looks like somebody tried to make a saxophone out of a didgeridoo. As for the sound, imagine a talented ...

www.yamaha.com/en/musical_instrument_guide/bassoon/structure

This is the Yamaha Corporation [Musical Instrument Guide] website. This article contains information about the Bassoon [The origins of the Bassoon:The Birth of the Bassoon]

www.theinstrumentplace.com/history-of-the-bassoon

How well do you know the history of the Bassoon? Read about the origins and the most influential innovators/players of this instrument!

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While not as famous as a clarinet or a tuba, the bassoon has had the greatest amount of sheer staying power in the modern orchestra, becoming... ... Timpani: Definition, History & Facts ... The bassoon evolved out of an earlier Renaissance instrument known as a dulcian, which itself had been around since the 1500s.

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Bassoon

The dulcian is generally considered to be the forerunner of the modern bassoon, as it shares many characteristics with the latter, including a double reed fitted to a metal crook, obliquely drilled tone holes, and a conical bore that doubles back upon itself. The origins of the dulcian are obscure, but by the mid-sixteenth ...

www.vsl.co.at/en/Bassoon/History

The forerunner of modern bassoons and oboes was a kind of shawm which generally had seven sound holes, a conical tube and a double reed. This was the bombarde or ... The name was derived from the low instruments, the bomhardes ( from the Latin bombus meaning “muffled sound”, “rumble”). In the course of attempts ...

www.britannica.com/art/bassoon

Bassoon, French basson, German Fagott , the principal bass instrument of the orchestral woodwind family. The bassoon's reed is made by bending double a shaped strip of cane. Its narrow conical bore leads from the curved metal crook, onto which the double reed is placed, downward through the wing, or tenor, joint (on ...