heckelphone

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heckelphone (ˈhɛkəlˌfəʊn)
 
n
music a type of bass oboe
 
[C20: named after W. Heckel (1856--1909), German inventor]

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heckelphone

double-reed woodwind instrument resembling the baritone oboe. It was perfected by Wilhelm Heckel in 1904 as a result of a request from the composer Richard Wagner about 20 years earlier for a low-register instrument combining the qualities of the oboe and the alphorn.

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