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more mellow sound due to a greater flare in the tubing and a larger bell.  There is only one Flugel Horn in the band, it frequently plays solo passages and works together with the tenor horns.  The Flugel usually sits between the Repiano and Second Cornets or at the end of the Solo Cornets row next to the Solo Tenor Horn.  In the Cory Band (pictured above), the flugel is sitting between the Tenor and Baritone Horns.



  - Instrumentation


The Baritone Horn is the lowest pitched member of the horn family and is often confused with its' more robust cousin the Euphonium.  It has the same length of tubing and note range as both the Eu-


phonium and Trombone, but its tone is distinctly different.  There are two Baritones in the brass band - each playing a separate part that blends with the Tenor Horns and rounds out the band's inner voices.  The Baritone does not normally play solos but serves in a supporting role.  They are seated on the front row to the conductors right next to the Euphoniums.

The Flugel Horn is the top voice of the three different horn types used in the brass band.  The length and pitch of this instrument is the same as the B-flat Cornet at 52 inches, but   it   has  a  softer, 




The Tenor Horn is pitched in the key of E-flat and at 76.75 inches long, is twice the length of the Soprano Cornet. In the United States this instrument is often called the Alto Horn. There are three play-


ers in this section - each on a separate part. Like the Flugel and Baritone horn, they have a softer sound when compared to the cornets and trombones, but this instrumental group forms the core of the band's inner voices and is absolutly critical to creating the brass band's distinctive sound.  It is also used as a solo voice but not as frequently as the Cornet or Euphonium.  They sit in the center of the band directly in front of the conductor.

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