Origin of bassoonFrench basson from Italian bassone from basso
a double-reed bass woodwind instrument having a long, curved stem attached to the mouthpiece
A low-pitched woodwind instrument with a double reed, having a long wooden body attached to a U-shaped lateral tube that leads to the mouthpiece. The range of this instrument is typically two octaves lower than that of the oboe.
Origin of bassoonFrench basson from Italian bassone augmentative of basso bass ; see basso .
(third-person singular simple present bassoons, present participle bassooning, simple past and past participle bassooned)
- To play the bassoon.
- To make a bassoon-like sound.
- When you are ready to purchase your child's first bassoon, talk with a qualified music instructor, who can help you select the right model, since these instruments are not mass-produced.
- In his 5th symphony he introduced 3 trombones and extended both the upper and lower extremes of the windband by a piccolo and a double bassoon.
- Magnificent examples are Mozart's trio for pianoforte, clarinet and viola, his quintet for pianoforte, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (imitated by Beethoven), his quintet for clarinet and strings, Brahms's clarinet-quintet for the same combination, and his trio for pianoforte, violin and horn.