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Bombarde

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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

Brilliant sounds.

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.