Collection and Comparisons of Measurement Data of Historical Small-Sized Bassoons

Donna Agrell, Áurea Domínguez, Giovanni Battista Graziadio


Two SNSF research projects hosted at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis catalogued small-sized bassoons from the 18th and 19th centuries and investigated their musical and pedagogical roles. Additionally, reconstructions of four selected models combining 3D-CT technologies with conventional methods were undertaken. The detailed datasets, containing descriptions and measurements of the more than 60 small-sized bassoons examined, have been published in the open-access repository Zenodo and may be used to compare instrument types and aid in future reconstructions. In this article, manual methods and tools used to compile data are described, as well as various points of comparison.


fagottino; tenoroon; small-sized bassoon; manual measurements

Research project

Out of the Bass Register


Forschungsportal Schola Cantorum Basiliensis