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- n. A trombone with the reed and bocal of a bassoon placed instead of the usual mouthpiece.
- n. An awkward union of disparate elements combining the disadvantages of both.
The ensemble includes a lasso d'amore--one of those ridged plastic tubes you whirl around your head, the pitch depending on how fast--and a tromboon, a slide trombone fitted with a bassoon bocal.
I've read the score but never heard the piece, which also uses tromboon, a slide trombone fitted with a bassoon bocal and reed.