Definition of Cor anglais

1. Noun. A double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch.

Exact synonyms: English Horn
Generic synonyms: Double Reed, Double-reed Instrument

Definition of Cor anglais

1. Noun. A double reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family that is pitched in F, a fifth lower than the oboe and is consequently approximately one-third longer than the oboe. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cor Anglais

coquilla nut
coquilles Saint-Jacques
cor adiposum
cor anglais (current term)
cor biloculare
cor blimey
cor bovinum
cor mobile
cor pendulum
cor pulmonale
cor pulmonare
cor triloculare
cor triloculare biatriatum
cor triloculare biventriculare

Literary usage of Cor anglais

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"It is possible to play the same kind of music on the cor anglais as on the ... The cor anglais differs slightly from the oboe, in that it is longer by half ..."

2. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"The cor anglais, which is a very ancient instrument, was originally, and for a very long time, constructed in a curved form, which was considered, ..."

3. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"(b) With Double Reeds: The Oboe, cor anglais, Bassoon, Double Bassoon, or Contrabassoon, also the Heckel- phone, or Barytone Oboe. ..."

4. The Wind-band and Its Instruments: Their History, Construction, Acoustics by Arthur A. Clappé (1911)
"... to the double-reed conical-tube family of wind instruments, in which it occupies the position of soprano to the cor anglais and bassoon respectively. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"When a French version of this opera was given in Paris two years later, the cor anglais,not being known or available there, was replaced by oboes It was not ..."

6. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"subjected to refinement, became the corno inglese, or cor anglais, but in a less advanced stage retained its broader tone character as the oboe di caccia ..."

7. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"The cor anglais is an important orchestral instrument. cor basse (kôr-bas') Fr. n. ... See also corno alto. cor anglais (kör än-gle') Fr. The bass horn. ..."

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