Subcontrabassoon

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The subcontrabassoon is an instrument proposed and in development by Richard Bobo; it is a member of the bassoon family one octave below the contrabassoon. The range of the instrument once developed will be from A-1 to F2[1]. The subcontrabassoon will be a true 32 foot instrument, designed to be the true subcontrabass of any ensemble[1]. The subcontrabassoon will be 1.92m (6'4") at full height[2], weighing 16kg (32lb).

Subcontrabassoon
Woodwind
Other namesSubcontrafagot
Classification Wind Instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification422.112–71
(Double-reeded aerophone with keys)
Inventor(s)Richard Bobo
DevelopedEarly 21st Century
Related instruments
  • Bassoon
  • Contrabassoon
  • Contraforte
  • Tenoroon
  • Dulcian

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There have been several compositions[1] for the subcontrabassoon:

The first subcontrabassoon is in production, with a full set of pads[6], and most parts already 3D modeled and printed.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bobo, Richard. "Subcontrabassoon". www.subcontrabassoon.com. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  2. Saturday, Miss Cellania; October 28; PM, 2017 at 3:59. "Building a Subcontrabassoon". Neatorama. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  3. "Adagio (Rønnes, Robert) - IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download". imslp.org. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  4. R Rønnes Adagio For SubContraBassoon and Bassoon Quartet 2014, retrieved 2019-12-09
  5. Subcontrabassoon excerpts from Hutter Serenade, retrieved 2019-12-09
  6. Subcontrabassoon Project - Pads, retrieved 2019-12-09