contrabassoon

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con·tra·bas·soon

 (kŏn′trə-bə-so͞on′, -bă-)
n.
The largest and lowest pitched of the double-reed wind instruments, sounding an octave below the bassoon. Also called double bassoon.

contrabassoon

(ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn)
n
(Instruments) the largest instrument in the oboe family, pitched an octave below the bassoon; double bassoon
ˌcontrabasˈsoonist n

con•tra•bas•soon

(ˈkɒn trə bæˈsun, -bə-)

n.
a bassoon larger in size and an octave lower in pitch than the ordinary bassoon; a double bassoon.
[1890–95; contra-2 + bassoon]
con′tra•bas•soon′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contrabassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe familycontrabassoon - the bassoon that is the largest instrument in the oboe family
bassoon - a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
Translations
kontrafagotti
kontrafagott

contrabassoon

[ˌkɒntrəbəˈsuːn] Ncontrafagot m
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After opening in Elgar's more majestic vein, it is characterised by dynamic contrasts from intense drama to lyricism before ending in a blazing orchestral tutti with an orchestral soundscape enhanced by two harps, bass clarinet, contra-bassoon and piccolo, plus large and fully employed brass and percussion sections.
For example, the contra-bassoon is silent for a total of 146 measures out of 224 in the first movement, and the inclusion of its blank staves means never having to wonder what became of it.
Initially he played first clarinet, later the bassoon and then the contra-bassoon.