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  • Clarinets ( Bb and A, and basset )

    Votes: 63 21.3%
  • Low clarinets ( bass, basset horn, contrabass )

    Votes: 13 4.4%
  • High clarinets ( D, Eb and Ab )

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Oboe ( and oboe d'amore )

    Votes: 64 21.6%
  • Saxophones ( saxophones and tarogato )

    Votes: 27 9.1%
  • Bassoons

    Votes: 44 14.9%
  • Flute ( and flute family )

    Votes: 41 13.9%
  • Cor anglais-English horn

    Votes: 24 8.1%
  • Contrabassoon

    Votes: 6 2.0%
  • Other ( do tell! )

    Votes: 12 4.1%
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Hello, Godzilla and Daniel

Well that hard one :D 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.

Martin.
 

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godzillaviolist said:
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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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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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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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... :eek:
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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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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Oh gosh... this is really really really hard. :eek:

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

However, the bassoon wins, because it's my main instrument.
 

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Piccolo, for me, probably because I can play it. :[ It's an instrument only created in the first place for a CERTAIN sound, it's like how people breed dogs for a particular look, that drives a lot of people away. The parts are always usually very scarce, but sometimes it gets a chance.

I also really enjoy clarinet, though. There's nothing like a clear tone, on a perfectly temperatured day, with a VanDoran reed, in a concert hall, playing that instrument. Nothing.
 

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I voted for clarinets, because they're probably the most varied and versatile wind instruments.

I love the bassoons and oboes too. Their sound tastes like good, rich wine.
 
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