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The baritone horn in B-flat is a member of the saxhorn family of instruments developed by Adolphe Sax (of saxophone fame) in the 1840s.  Most of the instruments in a British-style brass band are (or closely resemble) saxhorns, from the small soprano cornet to the large bass tuba. Filling out the middle of the harmony, the baritone plays at the same pitch as the euphonium.  It is physically smaller than the euphonium, with a smaller and more cylindrical bore, a tighter wrap and a smaller bell, providing a lighter contrast to the euphonium’s solid, bassy timbre.

Our Players:

Hannah Tym (1st Baritone)

Sarah Barber (2nd Baritone)

Simon Rose (2nd Baritone)