Topic: Researching the history of the Woodwinds

I am working on a Research paper, with multi-media presentation, about The Evolution of the Flute, Oboe, and Basson from the Renaissance to Barouque era.

Does anyone know of any good web-sites that I could to for illistrations or pictures of the early instruments?

Also, does anyone know of a good resource for information regarding the invention of the Bassoon?  I can find data that states that it emerged from the shawn, like the oboe, but I'm having difficulty finding any specific details. 

Thanks,
Cassandra

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Re: Researching the history of the Woodwinds

try http://www.contrabass.com for some bassoon history stuff... particularly the bass rackett.  Good luck on you explorations in organology!

Mike Millard
Repair Technician and freelance bassoonist
Taylor's Music
West Chester, Pa

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