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cor anglais

(ˈkɔːr ˈɑːŋɡleɪ)
n, pl cors anglais (ˈkɔːz ˈɑːŋɡleɪ)
(Instruments) music a woodwind instrument, the alto of the oboe family. It is a transposing instrument in F. Range: two and a half octaves upwards from E on the third space of the bass staff. Also called: English horn
[C19: from French: English horn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cor anglais - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitchcor anglais - a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch
double reed, double-reed instrument - a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
Translations
Englischhorn

cor anglais

[ˈkɔːrˈɔ̃ŋgleɪ] N (cors anglais (pl)) → corno m inglés

cor anglais

n (esp Brit) → Englischhorn nt

cor anglais

[ˈkɔːrˈɑːŋleɪ] n (Brit) → corno inglese
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A Summer's Tale is written for a gigantic orchestra, including two flutes, oboes, cors anglais, clarinets and bassoons, a piccolo, bass-clarinet and double bassoon, six horns, three trombones and trumpets, a tuba, timpani and a percussion set, two harps, an organ, piano, celesta and full string section.
In Blind Musicians, the cors anglais stumble over each other, cross each other's paths, instead of slavishly blending their parts precisely in line with the score.