Contra Corno di Bassetto Italian
Double Basset Horn English

Mentioned only by Wedgwood, who considers it to be synonymous with Serpent, and by Audsley, who says:

Although no authority is furnished by an orchestral instrument, there seems to be no reason why a very valuable voice should not be given to the Concert- room Organ in the form of a Contra-Corno di Bassetto or Double Basset-Horn, 16 ft. We are strongly in favor of such a stop being introduced in every Concert-room Organ just as it has been in the Organ in the Centennial Hall, Sydney, N.S.W. [Australia]. A beautiful family might be created by the addition of an Octave Basset-Horn, 4 ft.
See Basset-Horn.

Bibliography

Audsley[1]: Corno di Bassetto. Wedgwood[1]: Serpent.
 
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