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Music Term: Sarrusophone

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Sarrusophone


Definition and background:

A wind instrument designed by Sarrus in 1856. The sarrusophone has a double reed similar to a bassoon or oboe, but is made of brass, and resembles the saxophone in fingering and range. The sarrusophone was mainly invented as a substitute for oboes and bassoons in military bands. a double-reed instrument of the oboe family, classed as woodwind, even though it is made of brass. named after Sarrus, its 19th-century French inventor


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