Bass Flute

The bass flute is larger than the alto flute and its sound is lower.  It’s pitched in the key of C, with the sound being one octave lower than the C-flute.  Because of the length and heaviness of the bass flute, it’s usually made with a curved headjoint.  Bass flutes are most often seen in flute choirs, as they can be easily drowned out by non-flute instruments.

Bass flute with a C-flute above it for size comparison