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05 December 2008

Cue of the Week: “TV Breakdown”


This moody piece of music from the film Home Room features one of my favorite orchestral instruments, the bass flute. It’s a difficult instrument to play (and sometimes hard to find), but has a wonderfully dark and sensuous tone color. The instrument also requires a lot of breath in order to produce a tone, so it’s good idea to let the musician occasionally come up for air!

(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)

TV Breakdown


3 Responses

  1. Mark Priest

    Nice to hear bass flute; I agree, this cool instrument must get more exposure! I hear there are also the equivalent range instruments being manufactured in the recorder family now; resembles a bassoon in appearance. Something to consider?

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