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Tenor bassoon (tenoroon)

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Bass in F. The lowest tone is E-flat. Four keys. Boxwood, stained blackish-brown; brass tips. Made in five parts: brass crook, wing (or tenor) joint, butt, long joint, and a bell. The bore is conoidal up to the bell; the bore of the bell is an inverted conoid narrowing toward the orifice....

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Stamped on bell, bassjoint and wingjoint: [Irish harp] / BLOCKLEY ; stamped on buttjoint: BLOCKLEY / [Irish harp]


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection


Object Place

Ullesthorpe, England


Length 83.2 cm (32 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Boxwood, brass


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones