Klarinet Archive - Posting 000682.txt from 1997/12
From: Josh-Boy <joshcole@-----.Edu>
Subj: Re: Tenoroon
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 22:49:48 -0500
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Edwin V. Lacy wrote:
> May I (a woodwind doubler, primarily a bassoonist) enter this discussion?
> The tenoroon existed during the late Renaissance and early Baroque
> periods. It was in part a result of the desire to create "consorts" of
> instruments. (One of each size of an instrument, resulting in complete
> families.) It may also have been intended as an instrument on which
> smaller children could learn the bassoon.
Are they actually called tenoroons or is this just a nickname we've given
the instrument? I remember a double reed instrument pictched between the
English horn and the bassoon, but I don't remember its name. Is this
instrument the tenoroon?