oboe d'amore

NOUN
  1. an oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music
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  • There was an intermediate instrument a third lower than the oboe, used by Bach, called the oboe d'amore, which was probably used with the cornemuse or bagpipe, and another, a third higher than the oboe, called musette (not the small bagpipe of that name). Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891
  • There was an intermediate instrument a third lower than the oboe, used by Bach, called the oboe d'amore, which was probably used with the cornemuse or bagpipe, and another, a third higher than the oboe, called musette (not the small bagpipe of that name). Scientific American Supplement No. 819, September 12, 1891
  • That usually refers to works that go to the extremes of the orchestra, beyond the meat-and-potatoes of strings and winds and brass: a stroke of harp, a shimmer of cymbal, the mellow birdcall of an oboe d'amore or the flatulence of a contrabassoon. Hans Graf conducts Jean-Yves Thibaudet, National Symphony in Ravel, Debussy
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