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. 



Re: Researching the history of the Woodwinds

try 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