cimbasso (19th century bass trombone)

~ Wind instrument


Its name variously used to describe the serpentone, the ophicleide and the bombardon, the modern cimbasso was developed by instrument making firm Pelitti under instruction guidance by Verdi; it had a forward facing bell and 3 to 6 valves. The modern instrument has a characteristic bend.


invented by:G. Pelitti (Atelier, instrument maker and firm) (in 1881)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (in 1881)
type of:valved brass instruments
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Wikidata:Q749247 [info]
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