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  • noun Plural form of bassoon.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bassoon.

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Examples

  • Wind instruments such as bassoons, flutes and oboes were paired.

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  • This descending motif, like a windswept downpour, is answered by an equally powerful rising motif in the double basses, bassoons and trombones, suggesting wind-lashed whitecaps on Lake Lucerne, where the opera takes place.

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  • Some of the groups, such as the one of mechanical wind-instrument geeks, had their own rooms with terrine-style displays of items of interest such as working valves from tuba-like items, odd keys from unusual bassoons, and interesting bits of other, lesser known instruments - things which I had no idea could be so complex and magical.

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  • The instrumental choirs often played separately and set a mood: When the recorders played, their delicacy was the point, contrasted with the more raucous oboes or bassoons.

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  • Some of the groups, such as the one of mechanical wind-instrument geeks, had their own rooms with terrine-style displays of items of interest such as working valves from tuba-like items, odd keys from unusual bassoons, and interesting bits of other, lesser known instruments - things which I had no idea could be so complex and magical.

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  • Here the violins, flute and piccolo, playing near the top of their range, are answered by a weighty gesture by the trombones, bassoons, cellos and basses.

    The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

  • Two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, timpani and the strings present the first phrase — marked pianissimo.

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  • An opera score to William Shield's "Rosina," first performed at Covent Garden in 1782, contains a quotation of the melody over a bagpipe-like drone of bassoons and clarinets.

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  • Then it subsides, until nothing is left but scattered raindrops as the thunder of the timpani dies away beneath a descending line of clarinets, bassoons, violas and cellos.

    The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera

  • In the 18th century, an orchestra consisted of strings, two oboes, bassoons or flutes, the odd clarinet, two horns and an occasional trumpet and drums.

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