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  • Andante Con Moto (Contra bassoon)
  • Solo for Contrabassoon

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Range

The contrabassoon has a range of B0–C4.

Lower register
B0 – E1

Middle register
F1 – E2

Upper register
F2 – C4

On some models the usual C bell can be replaced by a longer, curved A bell made of metal which extends the ambitus down to A0.