Vox Humana in F

William Maurice Cahusac British

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The vox humana is essentially a tenor oboe pitched a fifth deeper than the typical oboe. It flourished in England and southern Italy between the 1730s and about 1810, when the English horn supplanted it. The vox humana features an undecorated straight shape without a flaring bell. In England, it was usually used in double reed bands. This is one of the latest vox humanas made in England.

Vox Humana in F, William Maurice Cahusac (British, London active 1794–1816), Wood, brass, ivory, British

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