The Dulcian: precursor to the bassoon

Dulcian Michael Praetorius, Syntagma Musicum: De Organographia, 1618 (Theatrum Instrumentorum, X)

The dulcian was invented during the Renaissance (16th century) and was used through the 17th century. A very good introduction to the dulcian and the history of the precursor to the bassoon can be found here. And, here is a website dedicated to the dulcian.

Bass_Linz (Bass dulcian, model Linz, by Guntram Wolf)


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