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.
G. Pelitti (Atelier, instrument maker and firm) (1881)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1881)
valved brass instruments