Soprano cornet

The soprano cornet is a brass musical instrument. Very similar to the standard B cornet, it too is a transposing instrument, but pitched higher, in E.[3]

Soprano cornet
An E cornet
Brass instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification423.231[1]
(Valved aerophone sounded by lip movement featuring a conical bore)
Developed19th century
Playing range
(concert pitch[2])
Related instruments

A single soprano cornet is usually seen in brass bands and silver bands and can often be found playing lead or descant parts in ensembles.


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  2. "The Brass Crest, Cornet". Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  3. "Cornet". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2009-08-19.

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