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(flü`gəlhôrn'), three-valved brass instrument similar in size and shape to the trumpettrumpet,
brass wind musical instrument of part cylindrical, part conical bore, in the shape of a flattened loop and having three piston valves to regulate the pitch. Its origin is ancient; records of a type of simple valveless trumpet are found in China from as early as 2000 B.C.
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 but having a conical rather than a cylindrical bore and possessing a larger bell. Because of these differences the tone of the flügelhorn is mellower than that of the trumpet. It is used traditionally in concert bands and has recently been used in jazz ensembles.



a wind instrument with a mouthpiece. The term “flügelhorn” was originally applied to various instruments in the bugle family but later came to refer only to the soprano bugle. The flügelhorn is distinguished from other instruments in the family by its wider bore; it may also be made with a narrower bore, closer in diameter to that of a cornet. The range and notation are the same as those of a soprano cornet; the key is B flat or, less frequently, C. The flügelhorn appeared circa 1825 in Austria.


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Paul Eshelby, plus a trio led by pianist Colin Willets, will demonstrate why the trumpet and flugel horn player is in such great demand.
The Band's excellent flugel horn player Katherine Bentham delighted the audience with an arrangement by Adrian Drover of Marianne.
Listen to the solo flugel horn on the coda and try to believe that the player was 73 at the time.
On current sonic terrain, this music sounds not so much like tired jazz rock as a crackling electro-storm, Carr playing pristine putters on trumpet and flugel horn, answered in kind by Phil Todd's muscular tenor saxophone.
His son, Aaron who is 18, will feature in tomorrow's concert, playing the flugel horn solo in Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez which featured in the film, Brassed Off.
Bruce Adams has appeared at dozens of jazz festivals and this will be an ideal opportunity to hear the great trumpet and flugel horn player in relaxed surroundings.
Flugel horn player Stuart Cowgill made his final appearance with the band after 36 years.
The whole band played extremely well but trumpeter and flugel horn player Chris Store deserves a special mention for his exciting and perfectly executed playing.
In the Third Symphony these are in particular the first trombone and an offstage flugel horn - Bruce Jones and Phil Robertson respectively.
Andrew Colman, voted Young Musician of the Year in 1999, brings his Quartet to Falstaff's for a free concert, where you will see why the trumpet and flugel horn player was awarded the accolade.
Alan Hobbins on principal cornet played Swedish Hymn arranged by Graham which was followed by the band playing another Graham arrangement of the New Zealand Maori Hymn Hine E Hine, a most beautiful melody, with some fine flugel horn playing by David Moore.
Natalie Beer on flugel horn then played Concerto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo, her lovely warm sound really doing the music justice and then the band followed by Robertson's Beautiful All In The April Evening arranged by Eric Ball.