The bassoon is a rich, gentle and warm sounding instrument.
To find out more about what the bassoon sounds like watch the videos below.
Here is a bassoon solo from Prokofiev's classical music tale Peter and the Wolf.
Here is a film made by Philharmonia Orchestra (London, UK) introducing the bassoon.
Here is principal bassoonist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Peter Whelan, introducing the Baroque Bassoon.
"It's a really interesting journey to find the colours inside these instruments and just to see how the wood speaks and what it can say."
Here is French bassoonist, Pascal Gallois, performing a bassoon concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.