What is another word for bassoon?

Pronunciation: [basˈuːn] (IPA)

The bassoon, a woodwind instrument prized for its deep, resonant sound, has a variety of synonyms. One common term is the "fagotto," which is the Italian word for bassoon. Another synonym comes from German, where the instrument is called a "fagott." In English, other possible synonyms for the bassoon include the "bassoonoon" or the "basson." Regardless of the terminology used, the bassoon remains one of the most unique and recognizable instruments in classical music. Often used to provide a rich bassline, the bassoon has found its way into compositions ranging from concertos to symphonies, and continues to be a staple of the orchestra.

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Usage examples for Bassoon

After half an hour thus occupied, during which time, roars of merriment and hearty peals of laughter burst upon us every time the door opened, from a distant part of the house, where his reverence was entertaining his friends, and which, as often as they were heard by the doctor seemed to produce in him sensations not unlike those that afflicted the "wedding guest" in the "Ancient Mariner," when he heard the "loud bassoon," and as certainly imparted an equally longing desire to be a partaker in the mirth.
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete"
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
For the Corporal had inherited a violoncello, or as it was always called in the village, a bass viol, from his father, and played it in the little gallery along with the two violins, flageolet and bassoon that formed the rest of the band.
"The Drummer's Coat"
J. W. Fortescue
The organ then swallowed up one stanza out of two, and under the seditious pretext that the length of the Office of incensing was too long to be filled up entirely by singing, M. Widor, seated at his desk, rolled forth stale fragments of music splashed about above, imitating the human voice and the flute, the bagpipe and the bassoon, or indeed, tired of affectations, he blew furiously on the keys, ending by imitating the roll of locomotives over iron bridges, letting all the stops go.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

Famous quotes with Bassoon

  • There once was a brainy baboon who always breathed down a bassoon for he said, It appears that in billions of years I shall certainly hit on a tune.
    Ezra Pound
  • He loved hitherto-unthought-of, thereafter-unthinkable combinations of instruments. When some extraordinary array of players filed half-proudly, half-sheepishly on to the stage, looking like the Bremen Town Musicians—if those were, as I think they were, a rooster, a cat, a dog, and a donkey—you could guess beforehand that it was to be one of Gottfried’s compositions. His had a tone-row composed of the notes B, A, C, and H (in the German notation), of these inverted, and of these transposed; and there were four movements, the first played on instruments beginning with the letter , the second on instruments beginning with the letter , and so on. After the magnificent group that ushered in the piece (bugle, bass-viol, bassoon, basset-horn, bombardon, bass-drum, baritone, and a violinist with only his bow) it was sad to see an Alp horn and an accordion come in to play the second movement. Gottfriend himself said about the first group: “Vot a bunch!” When I asked him how he had thought of it he said placidly: “De devil soldt me his soul.”
    Randall Jarrell
  • All night have the roses heard The flute, violin, bassoon; All night has the casement jessamine stirr'd To the dancers dancing in tune; Till a silence fell with the waking bird, And a hush with the setting moon.
  • Most snoring is composed by Beethoven or Wagner, although a few times Wiggs had heard heavy metal rock performed on the somnambulate bassoon.
    Tom Robbins

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