Contra Bombardon English

Irwin lists this stop with the following description:

A Chorus Reed of 16' manual pitch, and 32' pedal pitch, with moderately loud, brass-like tone similar to a more intense form of the Fagottone, capable of supporting Reeds from f to ff.

Bonavia-Hunt mentions this stop as being a name for a 32' pedal Bombarde.

See Bombardon.

Examples

Contra Bombardon 32', Pedal; Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA; Hope-Jones 1908. (The same division also contains a Contra Bombarde 32'.)

Contra Bombardon 32', Pedal; Auditorium, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh 1929-32.

Contra Bombardon 16', Fanfare; Auditorium, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA; Midmer-Losh 1929-32.

Bibliography

Audsley[2]: I.XIII Bombardon. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Bombarde. Irwin[1]: Contra Bombardon.
 
Original site compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.
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