Double-reed woodwind instrument with the lowest range in the woodwind family sounding an octave below a regular bassoon. The contrabassoon is also called double bassoon.
Also [Fr.] contre-bassoon, [Ger.] Kontrafagott, [It.] contrafagotto.
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SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:
- Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, III
- W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank --
Disc 1, Track 28
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