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heckelphone

/ˈhɛkəlˌfəʊn/
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(music) a type of bass oboe
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C20: named after W. Heckel (1856–1909), German inventor
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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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