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  Saxhorn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The saxhorn family of valved brass instruments was named after Adolphe Sax, who did much to bring it to its present day form.
The saxhorn is a brass instrument with a characteristic tapered bore and deep cup-shaped mouthpiece.
Saxhorns were popularized by the distinguished Distin Quintet, who toured Europe during the mid-nineteenth century.
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 SAXHORN - LoveToKnow Article on SAXHORN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The difference between saxhorns and bombardons or tubas consists in the calibre of the bore, which in the latter is sufficiently wide in proportion to the length to produce the fundamental note of the harmonic series an octave below the lowest note of the saxhorns.
The members of the saxhorn family are the small saxhorn in El,, the soprano in Bl,, the alto in El,, the tenor in Bl,, the bass in Bl~ (an octave lower), the low bass in El,, the contrabass in Bl,, three octaves below the soprano.
All the saxhorns are treated as transposing instruments.2 A similar family, constructed with rotary valves and conical tubes of larger calibre than the saxhorns, but having the same harmonic scale, is known in Germany as Flugelhorn.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SA/SAXHORN.htm   (423 words)

  
 Station Information - Saxhorn
The saxhorn is any one of a family of valved brass instruments named after Adolphe Sax, who did much to bring them to their present day form.
The saxhorn is a brass instrument with a characteristic tapered bore and a deep cup-shaped mouthpiece, blending elements of other brass families like trumpets and horns.
This family of musicians, publishers and instrument manufacturers had a significant impact on the growth of the brass band movement in Great Britain during the mid-to late-1800s.
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 Saxhorn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The saxhorn family of valved (Click link for more info and facts about brass instruments) brass instruments was named after (A Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)) Adolphe Sax, who did much to bring it to its present day form.
The saxhorn is a (Click link for more info and facts about brass instrument) brass instrument with a characteristic tapered bore and deep cup-shaped (The tube of a pipe or cigarette holder that a smoker holds in the mouth) mouthpiece.
Like the (A single-reed woodwind with a conical bore) saxophone group they were designed for band use and pitched alternately in Bb and Eb.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Sa/Saxhorn.htm   (275 words)

  
 Discography: Eb Contrabass Saxhorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
A saxhorn is a member of a family of brass instruments invented by Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone), having a generally conical bore, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and valves or rotors.
The original family ranged from the Eb soprano to the Eb contrabass.
The most common member of the family still in use today is the baritone saxhorn in Bb, commonly called simply "the baritone."
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 Saxhorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The saxhorn family of valved brass instruments wasnamed after Adolphe Sax, who did much to bring it to its present day form.His claim to have invented the instrument was hotly contested by other brass instrument makers during his lifetime.
The saxhorn is a brass instrument with a characteristic taperedbore and deep cup-shaped mouthpiece.
Thisfamily of musicians, publishers and instrument manufacturers had a significant impact on the growth of the brass band movement in Great Britain during the mid-to late-1800s.
www.therfcc.org /saxhorn-6195.html   (215 words)

  
 Saxhorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The saxhorn is a brass instrument with a characteristic tapered bore and cup-shaped mouthpiece.
Developed during the mid to late 1830s saxhorn family was patented in Paris in Like the saxophone group they were designed for band and pitched alternately in Bb and Eb.
Saxhorns were popularized by the distinguished Distin who toured Europe during the mid-nineteenth century.
www.freeglossary.com /Saxhorn   (295 words)

  
 Saskatoon Brass Band - Fluegelhorn
Saxhorns are valved bugles that resemble the cornet in profile.
Circa 1846, German bandmasters began referring to the new E flat soprano Saxhorn as a Flügelhorn, while in continental Europe there was an F or E flat soprano instrument referred to as the petite bugle in France, and the pikkolo in Germany.
The mouthpiece, bore profile and bell-size of the Saxhorn family of instruments are of valved bugle (cornet) configuration.
www.rickcarlson.com /brass/fluegelhorn.html   (910 words)

  
   History of the Band
The Saxhorn family are all valved instruments using the bugle as their basis.
The most obvious difference between one of the smallest members of the saxhorn family, the Cornet, and its orchestral equivalent, the Trumpet, is the length of the instrument, with the cornet being quite a bit shorter.
The instruments from the saxhorn family that are used in a Brass Band are: Soprano Cornet, Cornet, Flugal Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Bb Bass, Eb Bass, BBb Bass, and occasionally a EEb Bass.
www.hallvillagebrass.org /History.html   (325 words)

  
 Research Results For Saxhorn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
The althorn is a musical instrument of the saxhorn family, used exclusively in military music, often replacing the French horn.
It was originally derived from the saxhorn and is used in the symphony orchestra as well as the military band.
The bombardon is now a large musical instrument of the saxhorn family, the lowest of the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /cgi-bin/res.pl?keyword=Saxhorn&offset=0   (201 words)

  
 Al's Tenor Horn Page - Flugelhorn History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Saxhorns are valved bugles that resemble the valved bugle or cornopean in bore profile.
The mouthpiece, bore profile and bell-size of the Saxhorn family of instruments are of valved bugle (or cornopean) configuration, and the valved bugle was a departure from the flugel design.
It is a saxhorn that was patented by Sax in the 1840's and which first appeared in the 1850 Sax catalogue.
home.earthlink.net /~tenorhorn/flugelhistory.html   (1250 words)

  
 International Tuba Euphonium Association
It was at this time that the name saxhorn for this family of instruments was adopted after their inventor.
In these last two establishments the students play both saxhorn and euphonium, thus enabling them to play the whole repertoire of French and foreign works and to have a wide range of different sonorities similar to trumpet players who also play the cornet, the flugelhorn, and the D trumpet.
One of the main differences between the saxhorn and the euphonium is the length of the mouthpiece tubing and the placing of the tuning slide, which is to be found before the pistons in the saxhorn and after them in the euphonium.
www.iteaonline.org /Journal/31N3/31N3SaxhornFrance.shtml   (1499 words)

  
 Traverse City Record-Eagle
Invented by Adolph Sax (the man who gave us the saxophone), the saxhorn is a valved brass instrument with a conical bore that was the forerunner of today's trumpets, cornets, baritones and other valved horns.
Saxhorns came in various ranges, and were the mainstay of concert bands of the 1800s.
It was modeled on the original Dodworth Band of New York City which, along with Claudio Grafulla's 7th Regiment New York State Militia Band, was considered one of the finest brass bands in America during the mid-19th Century.
www.record-eagle.com /2003/aug/08dodwor.htm   (628 words)

  
 Instruments
The instruments played by the band today are the same cornets and saxhorns played by the original band in the mid 19th century.
The instruments, themselves, were generally described as 'saxhorns', and thus have been the source of much discussion and disagreement ever since.
The saxhorns can correctly be described as a family of instruments in many different pitches that share the characteristic of having conical tubing which starts small at the mouthpiece and expands throughout the instrument except in the valve section.
www.wildcatband.com /instruments.html   (1436 words)

  
 Saxhorn
These brass wind instruments were designed to play to the troops following the band and fell out of favor after the War when entertaining audiences became fashion.
Fiske contributed to the early development of better and less restrictive bores of brass instruments and in developing lighter and quicker valve actions for cornets.
This Saxhorn is nearly identical to one seen in a surviving Fiske catalog dating from 1862.
reunion.omnica.com /Music%20Pages/saxhorn.htm   (148 words)

  
 Al's Tenor Horn Page - Baritone History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Like their Saxhorn progenitors, there are two versions of the modern baritone, formerly called the Bb tenor horn and the baritone (the latter of which is often mistakenly referred to as the euphonium).
The over-the-shoulder Saxhorn design was a common sight from circa 1850 to circa 1880, and was a staple of marching bands, especially in the United States.
Because the modern military-style band no longer marches at the front of columns of soldiers, due to the invention of motorized transport, the modern marching version of the baritone is a bell-forward instrument, in general shape like an oversized solo tenor (alto) horn.
home.earthlink.net /~tenorhorn/baritonehistory.html   (575 words)

  
 Northport Community Arts Center // Event Calendar // Dodworth Saxhorn Band
The Dodworth Saxhorn Band recreates the mid-19th-century brass bands that entertained at various public gatherings, including social events, political rallies and military balls.
The uniforms they wear are the dress of the 19th century and the instruments they use come from the same era.
Their 19th century instruments are "saxhorns" and many of them are the "back'ards blasters" - bells aimed to the rear for the benefit of the troops marching behind the band.
www.northportcac.org /calendar.php?id=30&title=Dodworth%20Saxhorn%20Band   (176 words)

  
 BLEMF 2002 Concerts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
As America's premier 19th-Century Brass Band, the Dodworth Saxhorn Band is committed to bringing America's musical past to life by entertaining audiences with 19th-Century music using period instruments and costumes and educating listeners about the historical era which produced them.
Formed in 1985 by Alexander Pollack, the Dodworth Saxhorn Band (DSB) is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a recreation of a community brass band of the mid-1800's.
Some of the saxhorns used by DSB are over-the-shoulder instruments; a modification by Allen Dodworth of Sax's original design.
www.blemf.org /concert-information/dodworth.htm   (455 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Saxhorn
The Lochgelly Band, a Scottish colliery band, circa 1890 A brass band is a musical group consisting mostly of brass instruments, often with a percussion section.
The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession.
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Saxhorn   (569 words)

  
 Fleugelhorn
A soprano saxhorn or bugle was sold in England from about 1846, and the name Flugelhorn entered literature under the influence of the German bandmasters around this time.
An equally important instrument in the larger continental bands of Europe is the small flugelhorn in Eb (and sometimes F) known in Germany as pikkolo and in France as petit bugle.
The saxhorn family of brasses constitutes a bridge between the clear brasses and the reed sections in a military style band.
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 | PAWLUH | freeloader |
The brass saxhorn instrument was popular during Victorian times, producing a loud sound before the invention of amplification and speakers.
Second, the logo must answer the most common question its band members hear, "What is a saxhorn?" Indeed, a saxhorn is as integral to the logo as the saxhorn sound is to the band and the word is to the name, Dodworth Saxhorn Band.
I created the words "Saxhorn Band" directly from a popular font of the 1800's, selecting examples from old advertising images, scanning and enlarging them, and bringing them into Adobe Streamline to tweak individual shapes.
www.pawluh.com /article-dodworth.html   (1006 words)

  
 OTS Saxhorns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Saxhorns were named after their creator, Adolphe Sax, the well-known Franco-Belgian instrument maker and inventor (who developed saxophones, a family of woodwind instruments).
"Saxhorns have fairly large bores (relative to their length) which expand rapidly in the last section; the bells flare only moderately.
Because the tube bore of saxhorns are predominantly conical, the instruments produce a soft mellow sound that blends well together.
www.mi5th.org /Saxhorn.htm   (270 words)

  
 Typologie des instruments à vent tubas, euphoniums et autres saxhorn
Militaires français fêtant "161 au jus" avec divers saxhorns à pistons : cornet, bugle, barytons et deux tubas posés à l'arrière plan.
Saxhorn baryton et curieux instrument basse au sein d'une photo de conscrits alsaciens de la classe 29
Joueur de saxhorn (à pistons) sur photo de noce de St-Maixent (Deux-Sèvres) Années 50, un trompettiste figure sur cette même photo.
jeanluc.matte.free.fr /articles/typologie/saxhorn.htm   (592 words)

  
 The Dodworth Saxhorn Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-17)
Communities once had local brass bands to play for nearly all public gatherings, political rallies, and balls.
The Dodworth Saxhorn Band authentically recreates the fun and excitement experienced by audiences of the time.
A saxhorn is a brass wind instrument that resembles a bugle with valves.
www.dodworth.org   (155 words)

  
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 SAXHORN - Online Information article about SAXHORN
SAXHORN, the generic name of a See also:
The saxhorns came- into being in 1843, when Sax applied a modification of the valve See also:
The saxhorns are furnished with ' See Dr Emil Schafhautl's See also:
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