Semi-Contrabassoon (Bass Bassoon, Great Bassoon?)

semi-contrabassoon in F

This is an instrument pitched midway between the Bassoon and the Contrabassoon.  It does not exist.  I wish it did.  It should be no more difficult to produce than a regular Bassoon.  It would not have to be made in the complex folded manner of the Contrabassoon, but rather built as an over-sized Bassoon.  These instruments have existed historically, but no modern instrument has ever been constructed. Continue reading “Semi-Contrabassoon”