Clarinets, Oboes, etc

Clarinets, oboes, etc. Crossword clue at Big One crossword The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) on 19 May 2017. 9 letters

The answer is WOODWINDS

Others synonym are REEDS, ALTOS

Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments. There are two main types of woodwind instruments: flutes and reed instruments (otherwise called reed pipes). What differentiates these instruments from other wind instruments is the way in which they produce their sound. Examples are a saxophone, a bassoon and a piccolo.

Flutes produce sound by directing a focused stream of air below the edge of a hole in a cylindrical tube. The flute family can be divided into two sub-families: open flutes and closed flutes.

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