The Serpent was probably invented in 1590 by Edme Guillaume, a canon at Auxerre. It was used in sacred music to reinforce low men's voices. When well played, it blends with voices and gives a depth to the choral sound. During the next two hundred years after its invention, it was used as a military band instrument and later evolved into the ophecleide and tuba.
Bass Saxophone - didn't fit in home studio? HUMOR PIC by #cSw:) has become a MOST POPULAR RE-PIN, https://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/ddo-most-popular-re-pins/ - as we smile at the humor of this man struggling to be physically fit as he holds on to his musical instrument & simultaneously plays music with skill! Quite a double task!