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Unveil the captivating tale of the octobass: born in 1850 by Vuillaume’s ingenuity, embraced by Berlioz, and echoing in select orchestras and museums.
The octave mandolin, a teardrop-shaped chordophone, is part of the mandolin family. With eight strings tuned an octave lower, it enriches mandolin ensembles.
The octocontrabass clarinet, a rare woodwind instrument, has a curved bell and an exceptionally low range. It’s cumbersome and has limited worldwide availability.
The oboe d’amore is a woodwind double reed instrument. It’s pitched a minor third below the standard oboe, with a spherical bell resembling the cor anglais, and produces a sweet, soft sound.