Saxhorn


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Saxhorn

 

any one of a family of wind instruments with mouthpieces, devised by A. Sax. Saxhorns are distinguished by their uniform dimensions and shape (similar to that of a tuba). The saxhorn family originally numbered seven members; it later included nine instruments, ranging from the sopranino to the subcontrabass. Saxhorns are often designated alto, tenor and baritone, which are the three varieties of most brass instruments.

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The performance is by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, formed in 1985, and here conducted by Paul Eachus.
Concerto grosso, pour euphonium on saxhorn en ut ou en si[flat], percussions, et harmonie de chambre (1995).
La folia, pour euphonium ou saxhorn basse en ut ou en si[MUSICAL NOTES NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] et piano ou clavecin.
There are occasional errors in editorial commentary, as in the specification "[u]se of the saxophone," rather than saxhorn, in Halevy's Le fuif errant (online record ID 1852djm0180-11).
Unfortunately, conservatories did not as yet have permanent teachers of band instrumentation, so while the graduates may have been technically prepared, they had little practical knowledge, especially with regard to new instruments such as saxhorns, saxophones, and lower brass.
He needed something with the flexibility of saxhorns and the sound of the lur.