I was reading a romanian dictionary/encyclopedia one day, and while reading the article on the bassoon, the dictionary stated that two other varients of the bassoon exist, the Contrabassoon, and the Subcontrabassoon. I was extremeely puzzled, as I had never heard of such a thing. The defintion/article on the Subcontrabassoo said : A type of bassoon, with a sound lower than the bassoon and contrabassoon.
The only bassoon-like instrument that is lower by default than the Contra is the Contraforte (which is only lower by one semitone) but that couldn't be it, as the dictionary is from the 70s.
Surely the instrument couldn't be an octave lower than the contra, that would just be monstrous... If it does exist, i would think it would be a transposing instrument, like the tenoroon
Has anybody every heard of a subcontrabassoon, or anything related? I haven't even heard of a Subcontrabass Sarrusophone...