Eb Contrabass Saxhorn

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."

  1. The Chestnut Brass Company "Pastime with Good Company" (Crystal Records CD562 ©1988). This CD includes one track (G.W.E. Friedrich, "Lilly Bell Quickstep") which uses the Eb contrabass saxhorn, along with the Eb soprano saxhorn, Bb cornopean, Eb alto saxhorn, and Bb baritone saxhorn.

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Last revised 11/15/96