I just read this:
The oboe was the first woodwind instrument to be included in the orchestras of the 17th century. It has a distinct nasal voice that is the highest pitched of the three double-reed instruments in the orchestra. The name oboe comes from the French hautbois, meaning “strong,” “high,” or “loud…
Okay … “three double-reed instruments” … I’m stumped. What might they mean? We have oboe, d’amore, English horn, bassoon, contrabassoon … so which three are we talking about? Oh … bagpipe too. ;-)
This was read here, at the Encyclopaedia Brittanica Kids site.
Yeah, I have a bit of free time as I watch the Giants
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