[Dixielandjazz] Bechet's sarrusophone

Bill Allen ballen at deltapathology.com
Fri Nov 16 11:51:32 PST 2007

> > Unlike the oboe or bassoon which have a parallel bore, the sarrusophone,
> > brass  instrument, is conically-bored like a saxophone.
> Oops, that's wrong. The only woodwind instrument having a primarily
> cylindrical bore is the clarinet. The oboe and bassoon have conical
> bores, like the sarrusophone and saxophone. The sarrusophone's bore is
> larger than the bore of the "normal" double reeds, and the saxophone
> bore is larger still. Sarrusophones were made of of brass, like
> saxophones, but lacking a cup mouthpiece, both are woodwind
> instruments.
And flute/piccolo

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