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Cor anglais

Definition of the noun cor anglais

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  1. a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch

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  1. A double reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family that is pitched in F, a fifth lower than the oboe and is consequently approximately one-third longer than the oboe.

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Google previewModern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedia: v. 1. A history of music; special articles; great composers; v. 2. Religious music of the world; vocal music and musicians; the opera; history and guide; v. 3. The theory of music; piano technique; special articles; modern instruments; anecdotes of musicians; dictionary. (musical terms and biography) (1912)

by Louis Charles Elson

WOOD-WIND COR ANGLAIS OR ENGLISH HORN German, Englisches Horn. Italian, Corno Inglese. THIS instrument, which is better known by its French than by its English name, is not a horn, but a double-reed wood-wind instrument of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

j 1 cor anglais. ( 3 bassoons.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1922)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

The double reed instruments comprise the oboe, cor anglais and bassoons ; the single reed instruments, the clarinet tribe. All have a curious nasal, melancholy quality of voice, which was characteristic of the old chalumeaux or shawm family.

Google previewGrove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1904)

by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

COR ANGLAIS (Ital. Corno Inglese ; Gerin. Englisckes Horn). A tenor oboe, standing in the key of F, and therefore speaking a fifth lower than the ordinary oboe. It has the same scale and compass as the latter instrument, from E or Efr in the ...

Google previewMusic Dictionary (2008)

Paperback Lessons by Hal Leonard Corp.

cor anglais (F r., kor ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

flute and piccolo— metal tube or by blowing through a single reed—as in the clarinet and saxophone—or a double reed—as in the crook Double reed Key Body joint Head joint Lip plate Tenor joint bassoon, cor anglais, and Conical, oboe.

Google previewThe Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2016)

by Kenneth Womack

with two trumpets, two oboes, two cor anglais (English horns), and a double-bass . The Beatles finally completed “Penny Lane” during a whirlwind session on January 19. A few days earlier, McCartney had seen musician David Mason playing ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

cor anglais: 11 English horn corbeille: 6 dorser, dosser, hamper, wisket; 7 whisket ...

Google previewModern Music and Musicians: The great composers, part 2. Critical and biographical sketches on modern music ; Pronouncing dictionary of musical terms ; Biographical dictionary of musicians (1918)

Cor Anglais (ong-lay ). English horn; a variety of the hautboy, sounding a fifth lower. Corale (It.) (co-rah' -leh).

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

cor anglais (kor afi-glc') Fr. English horn: a large sized double reed instrument, such as the tenor oboe. The music for this instrument is written in the key of C but the instrument actually plays the interval of a fifth lower than it ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

cor anglais. F., English horn. L. cornu. coranto [archaic]. Dance. F. courante, "a curranto " (Cotg. ) , lit. running ( dance) ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

cor anglais (kor ong-glay) noun (plural cors anglais) (kor ong-glay) also called English horn. Music a long thin double-reed wind instrument with a lower pitch than an oboe. [French air horn + anglais English] ...

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