Contra Bombarde English
Contre Bombarde French

A Bombarde stop pitched an octave lower, at 16' or 32'. It is common in large French organs. Audsley describes its tone as �dry and hard�. Starter pneumatics are sometimes used to obtain prompter speech. Both wood and metal resonators have been used. Bonavia-Hunt considers it synonymous with Contra Bombardon.


Osiris contains about a hundred examples, three at 16', the rest at 32'.


Audsley[1]: Contre-Bombarde; Audsley[2]: I.XIII Bombarde; Contre-Bombarde. Bonavia-Hunt[1]: Bombarde, Trombone; Irwin[1]: Contra Bombarde
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