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The Serpent is a wind instrument descended from the Cornett and related to the Tuba! 

Their are several versions of the instrument. The main types are a bassoonesque shape and an S curve shape. Of the S shaped Serpents there are military and church versions. Within the church version there’s the original bass version as well as contrabass (anaconda), tenor (serpent), and soprano (worm). I like those nicknames! The tenor and orginal bass range versions were the most used though. learn more


image source for b&w photo and photo of man with several ranges of the Serpent

I recommend looking at this page of the source’s website, it is an interesting article with many great pictures

i suppose this would have to be one of my horcruxes.

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