The Woodwind Musical Instruments ClipArt gallery offers 54 illustrations of the bagpipe, basset horn, bassoon, clarinet, contrabassoon, English horn, flute, oboe, saxophone and other woodwinds.

A musical instrument used in Scotland.

Bagpipe

A musical instrument used in Scotland.

A music wind instrument consisting of a leathern bag, which receives air from the mouth or from the bellows, and of pipes, into which the air is pressed from the bag by the performer's elbow.

Bagpipe

A music wind instrument consisting of a leathern bag, which receives air from the mouth or from the…

The bagpipe is a wind instrument used among the ancient Greeks but is known as a Scottish and Irish instrument.

Bagpipe

The bagpipe is a wind instrument used among the ancient Greeks but is known as a Scottish and Irish…

Often present a gamut which appears to us grotesque, without subdominate, or incomplete, manfestly vestige of ancient tonalities now abandoned, and in this aspect they are historixally of intrest

Highland Bagpipe

Often present a gamut which appears to us grotesque, without subdominate, or incomplete, manfestly vestige…

"Bagpipe, a musical wind-instrument of very great antiquity, having been used among the ancient Greeks, and being a favorite instrument over Europe generally in the fifteenth century." -Vaughan, 1906

Highland Bagpipe

"Bagpipe, a musical wind-instrument of very great antiquity, having been used among the ancient Greeks,…

"A wood-wind instrument, not a "horn," member of the clarinet family, of which it is the tenor. The basset horn consists of a nearly cylindrical tube of wood (generally cocus or box-wood), having a cylindrical bore and terminating in a metal bell wide than that of the clarinet. For convenience in reaching the keys and holes, the modern instrument is usually bent or curved either near the mouthpiece or at the bell, which is turned upwards." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Basset Horn

"A wood-wind instrument, not a "horn," member of the clarinet family, of which it is the tenor. The…

Open pipe with conical mouth-hole and double reed; may be considered the bass of the oboe.

Bassoon

Open pipe with conical mouth-hole and double reed; may be considered the bass of the oboe.

"Bassoon with 17 keys. Savary Model." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bassoon

"Bassoon with 17 keys. Savary Model." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

A chalil, which is a pipe or flute.  The word means "bored through" and is found in 1 Sam 10:5.

Chalil

A chalil, which is a pipe or flute. The word means "bored through" and is found in 1 Sam 10:5.

A large clarinet whose range is an octave below the B-flat clarinet

Bass Clarinet

A large clarinet whose range is an octave below the B-flat clarinet

The richest instrument in compass and in variety of timbre of all the wind instruments. Its tube is absolutely cylindrical, open and its column of air is set in vibration by a single flexible reed.

Clarinet

The richest instrument in compass and in variety of timbre of all the wind instruments. Its tube is…

A musical wind instrument consisting of a mouthpiece containing a single beating reed, a cylindrical tube with 18 holes and a bell or flaring mouth.

Clarinet

A musical wind instrument consisting of a mouthpiece containing a single beating reed, a cylindrical…

An illustration of an Albert model clarinet. The Albert system refers to a system of clarinet keywork and fingering developed by Eugene Albert. In the United Kingdom it is known as the simple system. The Albert system is still used, mainly by clarinetists who perform Eastern European and Turkish folk music, Klezmer, and Dixieland styles. Often these musicians prefer the Albert system due to the ease of slurring notes provided by unkeyed tone holes

Clarinet (Albert Model)

An illustration of an Albert model clarinet. The Albert system refers to a system of clarinet keywork…

An illustration of an Boehm model clarinet. The Böhm system for the clarinet is a system of clarinet keywork, developed between 1839 and 1843 by Hyacinthe Klosé and Auguste Buffet jeune. The name is somewhat deceptive; the system was inspired by Theobald Boehm's system for the flute, but differs from it (necessarily, since the clarinet overblows at the twelfth rather than the flute's octave), and Boehm himself was not involved in its development.

Clarinet (Boehm Model)

An illustration of an Boehm model clarinet. The Böhm system for the clarinet is a system of clarinet…

The contrabassoon is a larger version of the bassoon sounding an octave lower. Its technique is similar to its smaller cousin, with a few notable differences. Compared to the bassoon the contrabassoon's reed is larger, the fingering is slightly different, and the instrument is twice as long.

Contrabassoon

The contrabassoon is a larger version of the bassoon sounding an octave lower. Its technique is similar…

An illustration of the front (right) and back (left) of the French contrabassoon.

French Contrabassoon

An illustration of the front (right) and back (left) of the French contrabassoon.

This is the same instrument as the oboe but a fifth below. Its tone is essentially sad, melancholy, and sorrowful; it suits the expression of mental suffering; this is its characteristic note.

Cor Anglais

This is the same instrument as the oboe but a fifth below. Its tone is essentially sad, melancholy,…

Intermediate between the oboe and the cor anglais, the oboe d'amore, an instrument now fallen into neglect, was very much used in the time of Sebastian Bach.

Oboe D'amore

Intermediate between the oboe and the cor anglais, the oboe d'amore, an instrument now fallen into neglect,…

The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed woodwind musical instrument in the oboe family.It is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than the oboe (a C instrument), and is consequently approximately one-third longer. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe. Consequently music for the cor anglais is written a perfect fifth higher than the instrument actually sounds. This means that the fingering is the same as for the oboe. Its sounding range stretches from the E (or, rarely, E flat) below middle C to the C two octaves above middle C.

English Horn

The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed woodwind musical instrument in the oboe family.It…

An illustration of an 18th century English Horn. The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed woodwind musical instrument in the oboe family.It is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than the oboe (a C instrument), and is consequently approximately one-third longer. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe. Consequently music for the cor anglais is written a perfect fifth higher than the instrument actually sounds. This means that the fingering is the same as for the oboe. Its sounding range stretches from the E (or, rarely, E flat) below middle C to the C two octaves above middle C.

English Horn

An illustration of an 18th century English Horn. The cor anglais, or English horn, is a double reed…

A small pipe used as a wind instrument.

Fife

A small pipe used as a wind instrument.

"A musical instrument of the flute or whistle class, in which the tone is produced by a stream of air striking against a sharp edge." -Whitney, 1911

Flageolet

"A musical instrument of the flute or whistle class, in which the tone is produced by a stream of air…

Bore open and cylindrical, the only in which the vibratory motion is produced from a lateral mouth-hole. It is made of wood, silver or of German Silver. Its total range, chromatically, is three full octaves

Flute

Bore open and cylindrical, the only in which the vibratory motion is produced from a lateral mouth-hole.…

A cylindrical wind instrument, with holes along its length, stopped by the figners or by keys opened by the fingers.

Flute

A cylindrical wind instrument, with holes along its length, stopped by the figners or by keys opened…

"In music, an instrument of the pipe kind, in which the tone is produced by the impact of a current of air upon the edge of a hole in the side of a tube." -Whitney, 1911

Flute

"In music, an instrument of the pipe kind, in which the tone is produced by the impact of a current…

A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.

Basset Horn

A tenor clarinet, pitched in F, having a wider bell and greater range than a standard clarinet.

A medieval hunting horn with the tablature in use in the 14th century.

Medieval Hunting Horn

A medieval hunting horn with the tablature in use in the 14th century.

Mediaeval Hunting Horn

Hunting Horn

Mediaeval Hunting Horn

This painting, by Tistian is a great example of his oil on canvas technique. It can now be found hanging in the Capitol in Rome, Italy.

The Lesson on the Flute

This painting, by Tistian is a great example of his oil on canvas technique. It can now be found hanging…

An illustration of a man playing a clarinet while sitting with sheep at his feet.

Man Playing Clarinet

An illustration of a man playing a clarinet while sitting with sheep at his feet.

Most likely the Chaldean name for a flute with two reads.  Daniel 3:5.

Mishrokitha

Most likely the Chaldean name for a flute with two reads. Daniel 3:5.

An illustration of a clarinet mouthpiece and reed. The reed (b) is placed into the whole in the mouthpiece. The sound is produced by vibrating reed.

Clarinet Mouthpiece with Reed

An illustration of a clarinet mouthpiece and reed. The reed (b) is placed into the whole in the mouthpiece.…

Conical tube, in which the column of air is made to vibrate by means of a double reed, that is to say, two reeds placed opposite each to other. It is made of wood and the fingering is just like the flute

Oboe

Conical tube, in which the column of air is made to vibrate by means of a double reed, that is to say,…

The discant schalmey

Oboe

The discant schalmey

The alto pommer

Oboe

The alto pommer

The tenor pommer

Oboe

The tenor pommer

Smaller than the flute but sounds one octave higher.

Piccolo

Smaller than the flute but sounds one octave higher.

"A pipe of this nature fitted with a piece of glass so as to exhibit the reed (which is a "free reed") is shown in [the illustration]. Q is the wind-chest of the bellows, into which P is fitted. In the right-hand figure the upper part of the pope is removed, so as to show the reed more clearly. A plate of metal c c, has a slit but in it, in which the tongue I may just past. By means of a curved wire, r, projecting above the top of the pipe, and the play of the tongue may be controlled and the pipe tuned. The conical pipe, H, placed at the top, serves to increase the power of the sound". -Benson, 1891

Reed

"A pipe of this nature fitted with a piece of glass so as to exhibit the reed (which is a "free reed")…

"The Reed is the sounding part of several instruments, such as the clarionet, bassoon, oboe, and bagpipe, so called from its being made from the outer layer of a reed. The name is also applied to the speaking part of the organ, though made of metal."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Bagpipe Reed

"The Reed is the sounding part of several instruments, such as the clarionet, bassoon, oboe, and bagpipe,…

"The Reed is the sounding part of several instruments, such as the clarionet, bassoon, oboe, and bagpipe, so called from its being made from the outer layer of a reed. The name is also applied to the speaking part of the organ, though made of metal."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Bagpipe Reed

"The Reed is the sounding part of several instruments, such as the clarionet, bassoon, oboe, and bagpipe,…

"The Reed is the sounding part of several instruments, such as the clarionet, bassoon, oboe, and bagpipe, so called from its being made from the outer layer of a reed. The name is also applied to the speaking part of the organ, though made of metal."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Bagpipe Reed

"The Reed is the sounding part of several instruments, such as the clarionet, bassoon, oboe, and bagpipe,…

The reed of a clarinet.

Clarinet Reed

The reed of a clarinet.

The reed of an oboe.

Oboe Reed

The reed of an oboe.

An illustration of an oboe double reed. The cane is folded in half and shaped. The bottom is wrapped with wire and special string. This is then into a small cork. The top and bottom of the reed vibrates to produce sound.

Oboe Double Reed

An illustration of an oboe double reed. The cane is folded in half and shaped. The bottom is wrapped…

"The saxophone, a brass musical instrument invented by Adolphe Sax. It consists of a conical brass tube, curved forward and upwards at the bottom, and having a short section bent backwards at the top, upon which a mouthpiece and a reed resembling those of the clarinet are fitted." —Finley, 1917

Saxophone

"The saxophone, a brass musical instrument invented by Adolphe Sax. It consists of a conical brass tube,…

The saxophone is a musical instrument of the clarinet class in the woodwind family.

Saxophone

The saxophone is a musical instrument of the clarinet class in the woodwind family.

Saxophone with a pitch between the Soprano and Tenor

Alto Saxophone

Saxophone with a pitch between the Soprano and Tenor

Deepest pitch of the saxophones.

Bass Saxophone

Deepest pitch of the saxophones.

Saxophone with a higher pitch with the same fingering of a saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

Saxophone with a higher pitch with the same fingering of a saxophone

Saxophone with a pitch between an alto and bass.

Tenor Saxophone

Saxophone with a pitch between an alto and bass.

The serpent is a bass wind instrument, curved to somewhat resemble a wriggling serpent.

Serpent

The serpent is a bass wind instrument, curved to somewhat resemble a wriggling serpent.

The serpent is "a musical instrument, properly of the trumpet family, having a cupped mouthpiece, a conical wooden tube bent to and fro several times and usually covered with leather, and nine fingerholes very irregularly disposed." -Whitney, 1911

Serpent

The serpent is "a musical instrument, properly of the trumpet family, having a cupped mouthpiece, a…

The sheng or sang is a Chinese musical instrument with pipes originally made out of bamboo.

Sheng

The sheng or sang is a Chinese musical instrument with pipes originally made out of bamboo.

A wooden whistle.

Whistle

A wooden whistle.