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1An early type of bassoon made in one piece.
- ‘One of the set of seven dulcians from the Este collection in Catajo, now in Vienna, is built in three separate joints like a bassoon.’
- ‘The curtal (or dulcian as it was known in Germany) has a conical bore doubled into a ‘U’ to produce a much more compact instrument than for example the larger shawms.’
- ‘The dulcians have a removable plug to convert their instruments from open to closed bell models.’
- ‘Voice, shawms, and dulcians will bring to life the rarely heard music of early Guatemalan manuscripts, found in Bloomington's own famed Lilly Library.’
- ‘As for Alvanchez, he shall play tenors and the dulcian.’
- ‘Their difference is the shawm has only one bore, the dulcian has two and it is folded at the bottom.’
- ‘Developed from the dulcian, the bassoon has never acquired a fashionable status among woodwind instruments.’
- ‘Early dulcians were often carved from a single piece of wood; the modern bassoon has four wooden joints together with a curved metal crook or ‘bocal’ and double reed.’
- ‘The dulcian was made in several sizes and has a range of about two and one-half octaves.’
- ‘Bring your crumhorns, cornamusen, racketts and dulcians to play and share.’
- ‘The band includes 3 cornetti, 2 trombones, 3 dulcians, chitarrone, and organ in various configurations.’
- ‘As a result of this attention to detail, our dulcians are delicate instruments which can be played with many nuances and which always produce a full and rich tone.’
- ‘Shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, recorders, krummhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars and percussion provide the fascinating aural dimensions to an entertaining Piffaro performance.’
- ‘The shawm, baroque oboe, baroque bassoon and dulcian can overblow without the use of a thumbhole.’
- ‘Follow Piffaro on an enchanting journey into the musical world of shawms, sackbuts, slide trumpets, dulcians, racketts, krummhorns, recorders, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, and all manner of percussion.’
- ‘Another marked difference between the bassoon and the dulcian is that as was common with other Renaissance instruments, it came in a consort or family.’
- ‘Sackbuts are the forerunners of the modern trombone, and dulcians of the modern bassoon.’
- ‘The Gabrieli Players, an ensemble of cornetts, shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, and recorders, bring to life here the rich world of the Spanish wind band, used often in Spanish cathedrals.’
2Any of various organ stops, typically with 8-foot funnel-shaped flue pipes or 8- or 16-foot reed pipes.
Mid 19th century: from German Dulzian, or a variant of dulciana.
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