sarrusophone


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sarrusophone

(səˈruːzəˌfəʊn)
n
(Instruments) a wind instrument resembling the oboe but made of brass
[C19: named after Sarrus, French bandmaster, who invented it (1856)]
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Nichols does mention the use of the sarrusophone at die beginning of L'heure espagnole; Walter Piston's Orchestration points out that the sarrusophone was preferred by "some French composers.
Kaiser: Ya, und dis is wot ve call der sarrusophone paradox
the stage of this curious, 140-seat theater is nearly entirely overrun by a multitude of instruments: xylophones, bassoon, sarrusophone, various saxophones, clarinets, banjo, cymbals, gongs, bells, bass drum, balafon, rattles etc .