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The larger of the two standard double reed instruments in the orchestra. It resembles a Victorian bedpost and one must have double jointed thumbs to play it! It can play in the bass range, however it's most lyrical range is in the tenor.
The bassoon starts the symphony off in the Sorcerer's Apprentice.
by macfanmd April 05, 2009

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