A pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds.
Two reeds bound together with a slight separation between them so that air passing through them causes them to beat against one another and that are used as a sound-producing device in certain woodwind instruments (as members of the oboe family)
ETYM Italian, from French hautbois. Related to Hautboy.
Musical instrument of the woodwind family, a refined treble shawm of narrow tapering bore and exposed double reed. The oboe was developed by the Hotteterre family of makers about 1700 and was incorporated in the court ensemble of Louis XIV. In B flat, it has a rich tone of elegant finish. Oboe concertos have been composed by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Richard Strauss, and others. Heinz Holliger is a modern virtuoso oboist.
Alto variants oboe d’amore and oboe da caccia feature in the work of J S Bach and other 18th-century composers, superseded by the 19th-century cor anglais in the modern orchestra. The rarely heard heckelphone is a baritone deviation.
A slender woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece; SYN. hautboy, hautbois.
shawm / ʃɔːm /
Množina reči shawm je shawms.
ETYM Old Eng. shalmie, Old Fren. chalemie; cf. French chalumeau shawm, chaume haulm, stalk; all from Latin calamus a reed, reed pipe. Related to Haulm, Calumet.
A medieval form of the oboe.
Double-reeded wind instrument.
Ancient oboelike musical instrument.
Member of a family of double-reed conical bore musical instruments of piercing tone. The Renaissance shawm emerged around 1200 as a consort instrument, the reed enclosed by a windcap. It was a forerunner of the oboe.