The biggest and lowest sound instrument in the woodwind family?
The biggest/lowest instrument in the standard woodwind family (meaning it is used in most orchestral scores) has to be the Contra-Bassoon, or the Double Bassoon as they call it in some countries. The absolute largest instrument in the woodwind family is the Contrabass Saxophone in Eb. It's lowest note, a written low B-Flat on the treble clef, sounds two octaves and an major sixth below a concert B-Flat pitch, and stands 6'4 (1.9m) tall and…
The contrabassoon and contrabass clarinet act as the lowest voices of the woodwind ensemble. The Guinness Book of World Records lists the octocontrabass clarinet as having the lowest range of any orchestral instrument, capable of playing B♭-1 concert pitch (the B♭ below the lowest note of the piano).
Lowest Contrabassoon Second lowest Bassoon Third lowest Bass saxophone Fourth lowest Baritone saxophone Fifth lowest Tenor saxophone Sixth lowest Alto Saxophone Seventh lowest Bass flute Eighth lowest Oboe Ninth lowest English Horn Tenth lowest Recorder Eleventh lowest Transverse flute Twelfth lowsest Alto flute Thirteenth lowest Soprano saxophone Fourtheenth lowest Pan flute Fifthteenth lowest Piccolo or fife (15th lowest would be the highest-pitched woodwind instrument)
Bassoon: This is the largest of the woodwind instruments. It has the lowest pitch. Some people think of this instrument as the clown of the orchestra. It is a double reed instrument. Clarinet: It is a single reed instrument. This instrument has a rich, round sound and a wide range of notes. The clarinet can play in the low register, where the notes are rich and full. It can play in the middle register. It…
Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Flute. The woodwind family of instruments includes, from the highest sounding instruments to the lowest, the flute, piccolo, oboe, English horn,clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon and contra-bassoon. These are woodwind instruments that would most likely play in a full orchestra but it can be changed depending on the and availability of players.