The saxhorn is a musical instrument of the brass family. It evolved from the bugle-horn, but has valves instead of keys. The name derives from it's inventor, Adolphe Sax.
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[n] - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
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Sax'horn` noun (Mus.) A name given to a numerous family of brass wind instruments with valves, invented by Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax (known as Adolphe Sax), of Belgium and Paris, and much used in military bands and in orchestras.
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noun any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
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• (n.) A name given to a numerous family of brass wind instruments with valves, invented by Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax (known as Adolphe Sax), of Belgium and Paris, and much used in military bands and in orchestras.
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any of a family of brass wind instruments patented by the Belgian instrument-maker Antoine-Joseph Sax, known as Adolphe Sax, in Paris in 1845. ... [1 related articles]
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The saxhorn is a valved brass instrument with a conical bore and deep cup-shaped mouthpiece. The sound has a characteristic mellow quality, and blends well with other brass. ==The saxhorn family== The saxhorns form a family of seven instruments (although at one point ten different sizes seem to hav...
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Family of brass musical instruments played with valves, invented in 1845 by the Belgian Adolphe Sax (1814–1894). It is played with a cup mouthpiece and made in seven different pitches, covering between them a range of some five octaves: soprano in E flat, alto in B flat (both also called flügelho...
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1) Brass 2) Brass instrument 3) Cornet kin
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