Most sources describe Buccina as an obsolete synonym for the Posaune, used, according to Audsley, by certain Italian builders. The name was originally given to a shepherd's horn formed of an ox horn, from the Latin bucca, meaning �cheek� (puffed out). Irwin describes it somewhat differently: �A Chorus Reed of 16' or 8' on the manuals, and 32' or 16' on the pedals. Its light, loud voice is Trombone-like in color.� Two of the five known examples are at 2' pitch (see below).
Buccina 16', Pedal, Epistelorgel; Passau Cathedral, Passau, Bavaria, Germany; Steinmeyer 1924-28.