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  • Clarinets ( Bb and A, and basset )

    66 22.30%
  • Low clarinets ( bass, basset horn, contrabass )

    13 4.39%
  • High clarinets ( D, Eb and Ab )

    2 0.68%
  • Oboe ( and oboe d'amore )

    64 21.62%
  • Saxophones ( saxophones and tarogato )

    25 8.45%
  • Bassoons

    46 15.54%
  • Flute ( and flute family )

    40 13.51%
  • Cor anglais-English horn

    22 7.43%
  • Contrabassoon

    6 2.03%
  • Other ( do tell! )

    12 4.05%
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Thread: Favorite wind instrument

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    Default Favorite wind instrument

    What is your favorite woodwind instrument?
    Last edited by godzillaviolist; Jan-29-2005 at 09:34.

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    I voted Bassoon. I love the oboe family, as they are beautifull. But the bassoon is interesting and beautifull

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    I couldn't decide between Clarinets (A or Bb) and Oboe...I voted oboe

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    Hello, Godzilla and Daniel

    Well that hard one I love and like Bassoon, Contrabassoon and English Horn, Oboe that is my favourite Double Reeds.

    The Clarinet of Bb instrument is lovely sound as all like Weber or Mozart .

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzillaviolist
    I voted Bassoon. I love the oboe family, as they are beautifull. But the bassoon is interesting and beautifull
    It was a hard choice between all the double reed but I have to totally agree with that!!
    Contrabassoons are just too big!!

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    I chose flute, but I have alot of friends who play oboe, bassoon, clarinet etc. so I love them all!

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    As a saxophonist it would be blasphemous for me to vote for anything else.

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    This is a difficult decision for me to choose. I play sax and oboe mainly, but I also play clarinet, flute, soprano recorder, and english horn. No bassoon yet =[ I'll make up my mind later about which is the best.

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    I can't believe I'm the only voter for clarinets so far!

    I like them for their versatility in orchestras, especially in the way Sibelius uses them.

    I almost voted for bassoon, just on account of ikklebassoonist's sexy picture...

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    Clarinets have great range both in pitch and dynamically, but there is something so hollow in their tone.
    I voted for oboe and oboe d'amore, but I had a hard time choosing between the oboe and oboe d'amore and the bassoon, I mainly voted for oboe and oboe d'amore because they outnumbered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurkikohtaus View Post
    I can't believe I'm the only voter for clarinets so far!

    I like them for their versatility in orchestras, especially in the way Sibelius uses them.

    I almost voted for bassoon, just on account of ikklebassoonist's sexy picture...
    I play Flute, but did dabble with Clarinet years ago and now have a strong urge to revisit it, so I will go Clarinet, I think it has more tonal variation than the others. and agree 100% with your comments above.

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    The cor anglais has the saddest and most haunting sound. That is why I chose that one.

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    There is not a universally accepted account of why the English Horn is called the English Horn. There is not anything particularily English about it, and not anything particularily Horny about it either.

    I do however have a personal theory. I believe it is a case of a false translation from French to English and then back to French and all the other languages.

    I believe the French may have called it the Coeur Anglée, which in English would mean the "Angled Heart". "Angled" because of how the little pipe comes out of the top of the instrument, and "Heart" because of the shape of the bell at the bottom of the instrument. To English ears, "Coeur Anglée" and "Cor Anglais" sounds pretty much the same, so I believe the English heard the french name and simply mis-translated it. The name stuck and was then falsly re-translated into other languages (Corno inglese, Anglicky roh, Englischhorn...)

    I have absolutely no proof to back this up, but I can dream of creating my very own (sub)urban legend.

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    I chose Saxaphone ... I absolutely love to hear a group of sax's playing the big band era songs together. Guess I'm partial as my son plays the alto sax.

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    Oh gosh... this is really really really hard.

    It's a toss up between the bassoon, saxophone, and oboe.

    However, the bassoon wins, because it's my main instrument.
    ~ Wind Instrument Enthusiast ~
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