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The Bassoon

The bassoon is the largest and lowest sounding instrument of the woodwind family.Pixabay

Episode 42 - The Bassoon

The Bassoon


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June 19, 2021

The Bassoon is a large, low sounding instrument. It’s so big that players must sit down while playing.

Episode 42 playlist

Camille Saint-Saens: Bassoon Sonata— Like the other woodwinds, the body of the instrument like a long tube. So long, that the player must sit down when performing.Listen to the bassoon and piano play this sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns. How would you describe the sound?

Camille Saint-Saens: Bassoon Sonata

Gordon Jacob: Afternoon with a Dinosaur — What do you think the basoon and the music sound like in this piece?

Gordon Jacob: Afternoon with a Dinosaur

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — This is one of the most famous pieces to feature the bassoon. Have you seen the Disney classic, Fantasia?

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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