The bombarde is a reed stop, generally present in the organ
pedals with the measures of 8, 16 or 32 feet
(the latter, however, is called controbombarde).
Of a typically french origins, its resonat
ors are made of inverted wooden pyramids.
In the french organs the controbombarde is, together with the
trumpet and the clarion , the so-called battery of reeds.
These stops need a significant air pressure to produce powerful and
The bombarde produces a sound similar to the stop of trombone,
from which it differs in a more pronounced fullness, caused by
the presence of double (and sometimes triple) reed and the tuba.
It is the most powerful organ stop.