cimbasso (19th century bass trombone)

~ Wind instrument

Description

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.

Relationships

from: Italy
invented by: G. Pelitti (Atelier, instrument maker and firm) (1881)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1881)
type of: valved brass instruments
Wikidata: Q749247 [info]
information page: https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Cimbasso/History/ [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cimbasso_in_F.jpg [info]