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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000745.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: Tenoroon
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 03:52:05 -0500

Writing with no boox in front of me --- there *was* a bass oboe in the
late 19th cent., an octave below the oboe. One French version thereof
was called the "hautbois baryton", and had a more or less straight
tube with the bell pointing abruptly upwards. There also was and perhaps
still is the heckelphone, which has a much wider bore (certainly at the
bottom end) than the bass oboe. Heckel also produced things called the
Terz-Heckelphone and the soprano heckelphone, the last being at the same
pitch as the oboe, but with a much wider bore; they didn't catch on.
Roger Shilcock

On Sat, 13 Dec 1997, Composer16 wrote:

> Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 09:30:54 EST
> From: Composer16 <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Tenoroon
> In a message dated 97-12-13 07:21:11 EST, Josh writes:
> << 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?
> >>
> Or is that a bass oboe?

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