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brass wind musical instrument, created in France about 1830 by adding valves to the post horn. It is usually in B flat and is the same size as the B flat trumpet, but has a more conical bore. The cornet, a transposing instrumenttransposing instrument,
a musical instrument whose part in a score is written at a different pitch than that actually sounded. Such an instrument is usually referred to by the keynote of its natural scale—the clarinet in A, for example—in which case A is sounded when
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, has a less brilliant tone but greater agility than the trumpet. It has long been a standard instrument in bands. In the orchestra, the cornet is used with the trumpet. It was used extensively in jazzjazz,
the most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made to the art of music. Origins of Jazz

Jazz developed in the latter part of the 19th cent.
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 in the early 20th cent. It should not be confused with the cornett, an instrument of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, which used a cup mouthpiece on a wooden or ivory body supplied with fingerholes similar to those on woodwinds. A bass cornett was used until the early 19th cent.



a junior officer rank in the Russian cavalry.

The rank of cornet was introduced in 1801 throughout the whole cavalry, except in the dragoon and cossack regiments, and corresponded to the rank of ensign (until 1884) and of second lieutenant (from 1884) in the rest of the troops. From 1882 the rank of cornet was introduced in the dragoon regiments and then in the gendarmerie and the frontier troops. It was abolished in 1917.



a wind instrument; consists of a joining of cylindrical and conical brass pipes ending in a bell, a valve mechanism (cylindrical or pump), and an attached mouthpiece. The instrument (without mouthpiece) is 295–320 mm long. The cornet is used in opera and symphony orchestras but is most significant in brass bands.

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Mr Merrilees had described how he had rowed with Mr Cornet in the events leading to his death.
Although not enamoured by a Flipkens rematch, the element of dEajEa vu that would be welcomed by Cornet would be if she were to replicate her run to the final here in Dubai to kick-start her season.
Cornet, from France, was melting as she said: "It's the biggest upset of the tournament because she's the No.
On her defeat Williams said that Cornet kept her unforced errors really low.
Cornet (left) had never seen off a top–20 player at a Grand Slam, though she did defeat Williams in Dubai earlier this year.
Cornet never had been past the third round at Wimbledon, and she only once before reached a major's fourth round, in 2009.
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Here is a fun cornet feature in the Arban tradition.
The 2008 champion won 70 percent of her first-service points and outscored Cornet 35-11 in winners.
Potential applicants for the role of Principal Cornet can contact the band at www.
Gilles Simon a abandonne mardi au 1er tour du Masters 1000 de Cincinnati face au Canadien Vasek Pospisil, tandis que dans le tableau feminin, Alize Cornet a battu la Serbe Ana Ivanovic apres avoir sauve cinq balles de match, a cite AFP.
QUETTA -- Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka overcame 10 double faults and 31 unforced errors to defeat France's Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and book a place in the French Open last 16 on Saturday.