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  • noun Plural form of bassoonist.


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  • Prince Lobkowitz was present, and in the effort to pacify him, made light of the affair; he told him that this man's absence did not matter much, as the first and second bassoonists were present, a line of argument that served to include the Prince in Beethoven's wrath.

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  • Last year, a quartet of classically trained bassoonists, who call themselves The Breaking Winds, donned wigs and costumes to perform a

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  • There are very few bassoonists out there that deal in the world of jazz or improvising.

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  • So Eubanks jams out with a group of other "oonists" - that's bassoonists, contrabassoonists, tenaroonists, and so on - who call themselves the Bassoon Brothers.

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  • Baroque oboists and bassoonists are in such demand in the United States that early-music festivals sometimes have to import them from abroad.

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  • In five years, the group has gone through four violinists, three bassoonists, four flutists, and three cellists.

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  • If next year we need a baseball pitcher and a violist, but have plenty of point guards and bassoonists, then bassoonists and point guards no longer have an advantage.


  • If this year we really need a bassoonist for the orchestra and a point guard for the basketball team, then bassoonists and point guards have an advantage.


  • (Also, I wonder if Marine bassoonists have to deal with playing the saxophone / trombone part, too.)

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  • Whether they're beat-boxers, bassoonists or buskers, the children will form two teams headed by the DJs to deconstruct and re-work a classical piece, mixing musical styles and blending beats before finally going head-to-head against each other with their new orchestrated musical piece.


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