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Contrabass-list Fri, 2 Jan 1998 Volume 1 : Number 80

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Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 21:00:20 +0100
From: Hans Mons <Hans.Mons@IAEhv.nl>
Subject: Quart and Quint fagott

>Does anyone know exactly what is specified by
>the "quartfagott" and "quintfagott"?? Are both of them names for the
>tenoroon in F, or does they refer to a bassoon tuned in F between the
>contra and regular??


The Quintfagott is a fifth higher as the bassoon is, so an instrument "in c" with as the lowest note an F. The Quartfagott is, an instrument in b-flat going down to G, a fourth above the bassoon. Confusing can be that also a Quintbassfagott and a Quartbassfagott did exist, a fifth and a fourth lower than the regular bassoon. And then we had the Tenoroon or Octavfagott or Fagottino, one octave above the bassoon, and the Contrafagott one octave below. Unfortunately, I have never heard about bassoons or dulcians/curtals lower than the Contra.

Hans Mons

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