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History of the Bassoon


(Late 13th Century - 17th Century)

The shawm, a medieval and Renaissance musical instrument of the woodwind family, is developed from the zurna. It is used in Europe until the 17th century and is the predecessor of the curtal and eventually the modern oboe and bassoon.

Additional links:
    Renaissance Shawm
    Shawm Making