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Synonyms for contrabassoon

the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family

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flat]], 2 in A), bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 bass tuba, harp, celesta, percussion, strings.
For example, can the contrabassoon part be played up an octave?
Several critics writing about Podles have remarked on the "slightly aggressive quality of her singing" (So), on her "huge voice" as a "powerhouse instrument" (Graham), a "great, big contrabassoon of a voice" (Dobrin), with a "brassy, ringing volume [that stands] as irrefutable proof of the inferiority of countertenor Rinaldos" and of "a peeping male alto" (Anson).
The result, concocted under the baton of Gerard Schwarz, was a kaleidoscope of special sound effects, ranging from a flying wicked witch in low-key Russian romantic Anatol Liadov's concise Baba Yaga, through to the flatulent punctuation of the contrabassoon in Stravinsky's puppet-inspired high-profile ballet, Petrouchka.
The way to do this is to sit them down and discuss sex in a very frank manner, the way they did in your high school health class, intoning in a solemn voice: 'The female sex organs consist of the pupa, the uvula, the medina, the hyphen, the sui genesis and the tubes; the male organs consist of the seminole vessel, the vast difference, the pendula and the contrabassoon.
Instruments like the contrabassoon and piccolo became standard in the orchestra.
Kundun'' finds Glass at his most orchestral, his synthesizers geared toward string sounds and using such instruments as bass trombone, bass clarinet, French horn and contrabassoon.
This made people assume this was a contrabassoon part ahead of its time, but in fact it is perfectly playable on the bassoon at a' = 392 (if transposed up a minor 3rd), while the strings play at a' = 465.
One illustration of this is the four-part counterpoint between horns, trombones, contrabassoon (and contrabass), and bass drum in measures 359-75, where both the horns and trombones are compound by two voices in the same rhythm (Example 34a).
clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 alto saxophones, tenor saxophone, 2 baritone saxophones, 2 bassoons, and contrabassoon.
WE will be hearing what might be the first-ever concerto for Contrabassoon to be performed at the BBC Proms on Sunday, when Margaret Cookhorn reprises her unforgettable premiere of John Woolrich's Falling Down with the CBSO at Symphony Hall in July 2009.
This concerto calls for extremes in orchestral range, from piccolo to contrabassoon, and a variety of tonal colors, enhanced by glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, cymbals, chimes, tam-tam, bass drum, harp and celesta - a percussionist's idea of nirvana.
As the creation of man approaches, the orchestra gives us a new world out of chaos where the orchestra, whether it be the lightness of violins, sweetness of flutes or power of the contrabassoon, brings to life the diversity of nature from eagles and whales to lions and tigers.
All right, it was too optimistic of him to expect the timpani not to drown out the low F, despite his assigning the weight of two bassoons and a contrabassoon to it, and maybe no degree of authenticity in performance can find the solution to that.
The orchestration includes flute, oboe, English horn, B& clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, two horns, two trumpets, two trombones, two violins I and II, two violas, two celli, and two contrabasses.