Grove describes this as a name occasionally used around 1550 or 1850 for �big reed stops�. Irwin describes it as an early form of Trombone found at 32' or 16' pitch. The instrument of the same name was a precursor to the orchestral trombone.
Only two examples are known:
Sackbut 32', Pedal; York Cathedral, England; Hill 1833. Audsley reports that this stop was removed in 1903, but as of 2001 it is reportedly still extant.
Sackbut 32', Pedal; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo, New York, USA; Moller 1986.
Original website compiled by Edward L. Stauff. For educational use only.|
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