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  Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Woodwind instruments
The principal woodwind instruments of the modern symphony orchestra are the FLUTE, CLARINET, OBOE, and BASSOON.
On woodwind instruments, as on all wind instruments, playing different notes (that is, varying the pitch of notes) is a matter of changing the length of the vibrating air column.
Since there are far more holes on a woodwind instrument than a player has fingers, woodwind players must cover and uncover the necessary holes by using an array of metal keys, which are part of a system of levers, rods, and springs, all connected to felt-padded hole covers.
www.cso.org /main.taf?p=1,1,4,21   (3306 words)

  
 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Woodwinds
The piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone are all instruments of the woodwind family.
All woodwind instruments are made out of a tube, usually with holes in it.
The woodwind instrument with the shortest tubing and the highest sound is the piccolo.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/woodwind.html   (191 words)

  
 Woodwind Sailing Cruises Lake Tahoe - Woodwind II
Woodwind II is Coast Guard certified, carries up to 50 passengers and is served by a crew of three: a licensed captain, first mate, and cruise attendant.
Woodwind II has a full bar, a sun deck, seating for 36 passengers in the fully enclosed main salon, private booths, two underwater observation windows, two full-sized restrooms, and an exceptional sound system.
Woodwind II was designed with the accumulated experience of the crew along with friends and passengers of the Woodwind I, and represents the state of the state of the art in charter sailboats.
www.sailwoodwind.com /woodwind2.htm   (309 words)

  
 DR V2.1: ARUNDO DONAX: THE SOURCE OF NATURAL WOODWIND REED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Woodwind players found themselves faced with the problem of being able to use only two to five reeds from every twenty-five reeds manufactured after World War II.
Beginning in the early 1940's woodwind musicians became aware of the need to experiment with and to study the reed.
The majority of woodwind teachers and performers agree that the quality of the reed material is a fundamental determining factor affecting the playability of woodwind reeds.
idrs.colorado.edu /Publications/DR/DR2.1/arundo.html   (1417 words)

  
 Woodwind Instruments
Woodwinds often play together with all the other instruments of the orchestra, but they also get to play solos in the orchestra, unlike most of the string players.
Most woodwind instruments are tubes that are (or were long ago) made from wood, and players blow their "wind," or breath, into them to make sounds.
Other woodwinds are cylindrical, or cylinder-shaped—the size of the tube stays about the same from one end to the other, like a paper-towel tube.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/instruments/woodwind.html   (1805 words)

  
 Zeke Hecker: On Composing for Woodwind Quintet
Permanently constituted touring woodwind quintets appeared only in the 1950's (the Philadelphia group was perhaps the first great one), but in recent decades they have proliferated as part of the chamber music boomlet.
Modern woodwind tone is rich and sensuous, with phrasing influenced by subtle uses of vibrato and inflection.
Woodwind quintet, which really is a sort of miniature wind band, works nicely in combination with other forces.
kalvos.org /heckess1.html   (2399 words)

  
 DR V2.3: AUSTRIAN WOODWIND QUINTET (NIEDEROSTERREICHISCHES BLASERQUINTETT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is also very nice to hear of an example of a bi-national cooperation in the form of concerts for large wind ensemble utilizing this quintet and a group from Hungary.
The "Austrian Woodwind Quintet" was founded in 1973 and developed within a few years into one of the most important chamber-music-groups in Austria.
The repertoire of our "Austrian Woodwind Quintet" ranges from compositions of the beginning of the 19th century, when the first pieces were written for this formation (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) to contemporary compositions.
idrs.colorado.edu /Publications/DR/DR2.3/austrian.html   (478 words)

  
 How Do Woodwind Instruments Work?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some of the woodwinds are shown in the picture at right.
In woodwind instruments, the effective length is changed by opening and closing finger- holes or keyholes along the side.
The bassoon is the bass of the woodwind family - a long, folded conical tube reamed and mandrilled into four pieces of maple.
www.phys.unsw.edu.au /~jw/woodwind.html   (2440 words)

  
 ASW Guide to Historical Woodwind Instruments
During the third quarter of the seventeenth century, a drastic overhaul of all of the woodwind instruments was initiated by a circle of Parisian instrument makers centering around the famous Hotteterre family.
The baroque woodwind instruments which we offer are from makers who fully understand the problems of scaling instruments to the present day pitch standards of a'=415 and a'=440 and produce instruments redesigned to those pitches as well as at the original pitches of a'=394 and 410.
The changes in woodwind instrument building from the baroque to the classical periods were on the whole far less dramatic than the changes from renaissance to baroque, a process evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
www.aswltd.com /guideww.htm   (2588 words)

  
 Business Wire: Woodwind Communications Introduces First 'Soft' Integrated Access Device to Speed Delivery of Voice Over ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Woodwind also announced that the Woodwind ClariNet is the first IAD to incorporate all of the features of a Soft IAD.
Based on the 270 High Technology Corridor, Woodwind Communications is focused on delivering "intelligent" customer premise equipment (CPE) that host new capabilities such as dynamic sharing of the DSL bandwidth between voice and data traffic, "toll-quality" voice and a variety of CLASS 5 and Centrex features for the voice over broadband market.
Woodwind's unprecedented deployment ease and superior ability to interoperate with multiple vendor equipment (DSLAMs, Voice Gateways, ATM switches) and multiple infrastructure technologies (ATM, Frame Relay, IP) protect the service provider from technology obsolescence while maximizing their access to the broadest possible market.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2000_Sept_18/ai_65272781   (652 words)

  
 President's Message
In addition, we have initiated a series of training workshops for the woodwind players of our local youth orchestras, and are sponsoring a nationally known Double Reed Day at Boston University on April 23, 2005.
Future plans include a summer woodwind festival in June and a concert series presenting established woodwinds artists and those on the cusp of professional careers.
When you support the Boston Woodwind Society by joining the ranks of its Friends or by making a donation to its scholarship fund, you are helping young musicians achieve their dream of entering the world of professional players.
www.bwws.org /index_files/Page358.html   (257 words)

  
 Woodwind Health Spa and Wellness Center - Wellness, treatment, therapy, and support center Rhinelander Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The purpose of Woodwind Spa and Wellness Center is to pamper the body, nurture the mind and spirit and empower our clients to take responsibility for their own well-being in a variety of ways.
Woodwind Health Spa offers healthy choices for healing emotionally, mentally, and physically and excellent food to nurish your body.
Woodwind Health Spa nurtures the mind by offering interactive, hands-on educational seminars and presentations that educate about a variety of healing issues.
www.woodwindspa.com   (179 words)

  
 Woodwind Skippered Yacht Charter Cruises Kerikeri Bay of Islands New Zealand
He has a perfect understanding of her every mood, and that of the sea which he has sailed for thirty years both in New Zealand and overseas.
The owner/builder of the 48ft yacht Woodwind, Bob Denham, was the best host you could wish for.
He looked after us like we were friends, cooked all the meals (and cleaned up after!), supplied the fishing gear (we caught some lovely snapper, which he cooked for our dinner), entertained us with his clarinet playing and was happy for my husband to take over the sailing under his supervision.
www.woodwindyachtcharters.co.nz   (228 words)

  
 Woodwind instrument repair, restoration, sales and tuition in Somerset & Wiltshire
If you have woodwind instruments, you need to know that whoever is maintaining or repairing your instruments will be meticulous in every detail, and that their appreciation for a musician's needs is second to none.
His comprehensively equipped workshop is based in Somerton, Somerset, enabling him to repair woodwind instruments from not only Somerset but surrounding counties including Wiltshire, Devon, Avon and Dorset.
And if you need any help or advice on woodwind matters, please feel free to get in touch.
www.woodwind-repairer.co.uk   (201 words)

  
 TWO V3.2: Cracks in Woodwind Instruments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This article is reprinted from the January issue of the "Instrumentalist" with the kind of permission of the author and the publisher.
Cracks in woodwind instruments are caused by neglect.
Thus far we have been describing cracks normally found in the upper half of the top sections of oboes, English horns and clarinets, clarinet barrels and the wooden head joints of flutes and piccolos that are not metal lined.
idrs.colorado.edu /Publications/TWOboist/TWO.V3.2/cracks.html   (1837 words)

  
 Woodwind Sailing Cruises Lake Tahoe - Woodwind I
Woodwind I is sailing regularly scheduled daily cruises (through September 28th) from Camp Richardson Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA, just 2 miles west on Hwy 89 from the Hwy 50 intersection at the south end of the lake.
Woodwind I is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 30-passenger sailing vessel, custom built for charters and public cruises on Lake Tahoe, and operated by a Coast Guard licensed crew.
The Woodwind I was the first cruise boat on Lake Tahoe with glass bottom viewing windows.
www.sailwoodwind.com /woodwind1.htm   (313 words)

  
 Schooner Woodwind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The "Woodwind" and the "Woodwind II" are two of the finest sailing ships on the Chesapeake Bay, combine that with the friendliest captain and crew and you are guaranteed to have the time of your life.
The Schooner Woodwind is available for a variety of different cruises, so be sure to visit our website for schedules, rates, and complete descriptions of the items listed below.
"Woodwind" was designed and built in 1993, to be a swift sailing yacht and to comfortably accommodate our sleepaboard guests.
www.annearundelcountywebsite.com /woodwind.html   (625 words)

  
 The Hounds Of Woodwind
Now that my sons are grown, I find I no longer have the drive to continue breeding IGs and am presently simply enjoying my time with Dirk and Ian at the shows and on the coursing field.
For those who are interested in gathering information about dogs in the pedigrees of their own dogs, I've included some descriptions of the dogs that have lived here at Woodwind and the direction I was trying to take in my breeding program.
I have always believed in taking note of the "hound" part of Italian Greyhound, and consequently, most of my dogs were a bit larger and longer in body than what is winning in today's showring.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/6727/doghome.html   (418 words)

  
 Diamond Forest Catalog - Sheet Music for Woodwind Ensembles
DF030710 Reverie by Debussy for Altered Woodwind Quintet...............$12 Includes score and parts for: Flute, Bb Clarinet 1, Bb Clarinet 2, F Horn, Bass Clarinet DF030716 Rehearsal CD (Altered WW Quintet) $6 CD tracks include the whole ensemble and music-minus-one tracks for each instrument.
DF031010 Puccini - Musetta's Waltz for Woodwind Quintet(Altered).............
DF031060 Puccini - Musetta's Waltz for Woodwind Quartet(Altered).............
www.angelfire.com /band2/difor/page1.html   (1210 words)

  
 Woodwind and Brass Repair - James Vogel
The Woodwind and Brass Workshop, New England's finest repair shop, is now accepting mail order repairs.
Founded in 1976 by James Vogel, master instrument mechanic, The Woodwind and Brass Workshop is a musical instrument repair service offering overhauls, repads and playing condition repairs for the discerning professional, as well as dealers and small music stores.
In addition, Woodwind and Brass offers restoration of period and antique instruments including boxwood flutes, clarinets and oboes.
users.rcn.com /saxman.javanet   (526 words)

  
 Woodwind Dealers Shops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Specialist Woodwind and brass retail shop and repair service, Main dealer for all manufacturers, fully equiped repair workshop, largest selection of new and secondhand instruments always in stock.
John Packer's are a specialist woodwind and brass shop catering for the requirements of all players, novice to professional.
Woodwind and string instrument repairs to the highest standard.
www.musicalinstrumentsales.co.uk /wwshop.html   (1000 words)

  
 Woodwind Instruments - woodwind family, woodwind history, woodwind clarinets, selmer clarinets, buffet clarinets, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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We have an excellent range of Woodwind Instruments products for you including woodwind family, woodwind history, woodwind clarinets, selmer clarinets, buffet clarinets, selmer saxophones, TJ James flutes, discount woodwind instruments..
www.woodwindandbrass.co.uk /acatalog/woodwind_instruments.html   (180 words)

  
 Georgia Woodwind Quintet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Georgia Woodwind Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the
Since its inception in 1967, the quintet has maintained an active schedule performing woodwind chamber music from the early quintets of Danzi and Reicha to twenty-first-century compositions.
Their CD, American Masterworks for Woodwind Quartet, was released in late 2001 by ACA Digital Recordings.
www.arches.uga.edu /~mccleldr/gaww5   (1182 words)

  
 The Georgia Woodwind Quintet
The Georgia Woodwind Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the University of Georgia School of Music.
Since its inception in 1967, the quintet has maintained an active schedule performing woodwind chamber music from the early quintets of Danzi and Reicha to twentieth-century compositions.
The University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet is a resident faculty ensemble in the University of Georgia School of Music.
www.uga.edu /~music/ensembles/gwwq_ens.html   (306 words)

  
 PM Woodwind Repair: Saxophone Repair,Used Saxophones,Selmer,Mark VI,Paul Maslin,Conn,Alto Saxophone,Tenor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Being a professional saxophone player himself, Paul understands the necessity of proper set up and adjustment of each saxophone to achieve the correct feel which is essential to every professional musician.
All PM Woodwind saxophone, flute, and clarinet overhauls, along with all of the other instruments that we overhaul...
PM Woodwind carries a wide variety of accessories, including reeds, saxophone cases, stands, and resonators.
www.pmwoodwind.com   (175 words)

  
 Woodwind Music: Subject Guides: MIT Libraries
Free ornamentation in woodwind music, 1700-1775: an anthology with introduction / by Betty Bang Mather and David Lasocki.
Woodwind research guide: a selective bibliography of materials pertaining to the literature, development, and acoustics of woodwind instruments.
Woodwind anthology: a compendium of woodwind articles from the Instrumentalist.
libraries.mit.edu /guides/subjects/music/wood.html   (312 words)

  
 WOODWIND METHODS CLASS (MU : 041 :01)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Study of woodwind instruments with emphasis on embouchure, technique, and teaching problems.
To build a student's confidence with their ability to evaluate a wide variety of potential problems in teaching the woodwind family.
Students will be tested on their knowledge of elementary performance and pedagogical issues relevant to the flute, clarinet, and saxophone.
www.susqu.edu /facstaff/l/gblevinsky/woodwindclass.html   (515 words)

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