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Ophicleide

Definition of the noun Ophicleide

What does Ophicleide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ophicleides

  1. [music] A keyed brass baritone bugle, now replaced by the tuba in orchestral music

Explanation

  1. The ophicleide is a keyed brass instrument similar to the tuba. It is a conical-bore keyed instrument belonging to the bugle family and has a similar shape to the sudrophone.
    • also known as Oficlide
  2. Ophicleide and Contra Ophicleide are powerful pipe organ reed pipes used as organ stops. The name comes from the early brass instrument, the ophicleide, forerunner of the euphonium.

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Google previewThe Saxophone (2013)

by Stephen Cottrell

The ophicleide is a type of a keyed bugle — now largely obsolete — with a conical bore and a moderately flared bell. Patented in 1821 by the French maker Halary, the name ophicleide was intended only to refer to the bass version of a family ...

Google previewTHE MUSICAL WORLD, A WEEKLY RECORD (1837)

by J. ALFRED NOVELLO

It may now be considered, however, as being superseded by the trombone and ophicleide, and is almost entirely laid aside, even in mililary bands. The Ophicleide is a brass instrument, which has been lately introduced into our orchestras.

Google previewLast in Their Class (2006)

Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point by James Robbins

An ophicleide is a large brass instrument. 3 Blackwood ...

Google previewChambers's New Handy Volume American Encyclopædia (1885)

The alto ophicleide is an instrument of very inferior quality. »nd less used. Its compass is also three octaves and one note. The music for it is written in the treble cleff, and an octave higher than it is played. Double bass or monster ophicleides ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1891)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

OPHICLEIDE is a brass musical instrument with keys. It belongs to that class of instruments in which the column of air is set in vibration by a trembling of the lips applied to the edge of a hemispherical cup at the extreinity of the tube, called the ...

Google previewThe Musical Guide for Singing and the Piano Forte ... With an Appendix on the Theory of Sound (1845)

The ophicleide is an enormous brass instrument, only introduced into our orchestras within the last twelve or fourteen years. It is of German origin, and the notes are ...

Google previewThe Operas of Giuseppe Verdi (2013)

by Abramo Basevi

The ophicleide is a family of brass instruments whose 120 Chapter 11.

Google previewCuba Adventure Guide (2006)

by Vivien Lougheed

THE OPHICLEIDE An ophicleide is a horn or bugle of sorts that was invented in the 1800s. The first ones were made with nine keys, while later models had 11 or 12. The name means "keyed serpent.” The ophicleide replaced the more difficult ...

Google previewHistory of Oxford University Press: Volume II (2013)

1780 to 1896 by Simon Eliot

An ophicleide is a keyed brass wind instrument with some of the characteristics of both the saxophone (which developed from it) and the euphonium (which replaced it). Cornopean is an early name for the cornet ( Groves Music Online).

Google previewFranz Liszt and His World (2010)

by Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

The ophicleide is a low brass instrument known for its appearances in the Symphonie fantastique of Berlioz, operas by Meyerbeer (e.g., Robert le diable of ...

Google previewThe Musical World (1845)

The reed stops, particularly the posaune, voxhumana, hautboy, cornopean, and great ophicleide, are, it may fairly be said, unrivalled. The ophicleide is a stop of very recent invention, and of ponderous tone, surpassing the whole power of the ...

Google previewThe Musical Language of Berlioz (1983)

by Julian Rushton

The ophicleide is a noble instrument, but it would be foolish to take it into a modern orchestra with modern trombones; the blend, or lack of it, would be quite wrong. But there is no need to replace it with the huge BBb tuba, whose bore, weight, ...

Google previewLibrary of Universal Knowledge (1881)

A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by American Authors

The alto ophicleide is an instrument of very inferior quality, and less used. Its compass is also three octaves and one note. The music for it is written in the treble cleff. and an octave higher than it is played. Double bass or monster ophicleides ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopædia (1878)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

The alto ophicleide is an instrument of very inferior quality, and less used. Its compass is also three octaves and one note. The music for it is written in the treble cleff, and an octave higher than it is played. Double bass or monster ophicleides ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE. (1872)

The alto ophicleide is an instrument of very inferior quality, and less used. Its compass is also three octaves and one note. The music for it is written in the treble cleff, and an octave higher than it is played. Double bass or monster ophicleides ...

Google previewThe International Cyclopædia (1895)

A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Revised with Large Additions

The alto ophicleide is an instrument of very inferior quality, and less used. Its compass is also three octaves and one note. The music for it is written in the treble cleft, and an octave higher than it is played. Double bass or monster ophicleides ...

Google previewThe American Universal Cyclopædia (1882)

A Complete Library of Knowledge. A Reprint of the Last Edinburgh and London Ed. of Chambers's Encyclopædia

The alto ophicleide is an instrument of very inferior quality, and less used. Its compass is also three octaves and one note. The music for it is written in the treble cleff, and an octave higher than it is played. Double bass or monster ophicleides ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

ophicleide. An instrument that was in use mainly in the first half of the nineteenth century. Hector Berlioz, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and others wrote for it ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (a. D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign... (1890)

by George Grove

Flageolet ; Flauto traverso ; Flügel-horn ; Flute ; Flute d'amour ; French horn ; Horn ; Keys; Mouthpiece; Oboe; Oboe d'amore; Oboe di Caccia ; Ocarina ; Ophicleide ; Pandean Pipe ; Picco pipe ; Piccolo pipe ; Piffero ; Pipe and Tabor ; Pipes, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

ophicleide (of′ klı ̄d′′). A brass instrument of baritone range, the most important of several instruments developed in France in the nineteenth century from the key bugle.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1891)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Ophicleide. bass clef. Alto and double-bass ophicleides have also been made, but not much used. It is much to be regretted that an instrument of such a characteristically rich tone, and capable of intonation so accurate as the ophicleide, ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

Ophicleide [Fr. ophicleide: Ger. Ophikleide; It. oficleide : Sp.figle]. An alto or bass brass instrument, tall and narrow in shape, with nine to twelve wood- windlike side holes and keys. Ophicleides were invented in Paris ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

e ophicleide was invented a few years ago...

Google previewCAHMBERS'S ENCYCLOPEDIA (1878)

OPHICLEIDE (Gr. ophu, serpent, and kkis, key), a musical wind-instrument of brass or copper, invented to supersede the Serpent (q. v.) in the orchestra and military bands. It consists of a conical tube, terminating in a bell like that of the horn, ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2012)

by Ernest Weekley

ophicleide. F. ophicleide, coined (early 19 cent.) from G. b'¢u;, serpent, ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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