Definitions for sarrusophone
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Any of a family of wind instruments intended to replace the oboe and bassoon in bands
Origin: From Pierre-Auguste Sarrus French bandmaster
The sarrusophone is a family of transposing musical instruments patented and placed into production by Pierre-Louis Gautrot in 1856. It was named after the French bandmaster Pierre-Auguste Sarrus who is credited with the concept of the instrument, though it is not clear whether Sarrus benefited financially from this association. The instrument was intended to serve as a replacement in wind bands for the oboe and bassoon which, at that time, lacked the carrying power required for outdoor band music.
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