Cornets Part 3 – The Bass Cornet

When I first covered the cornet family, I mentioned four species: the E-flat Cornet, the B-flat (or C) Cornet, the Alto Horn, and the Baritone Horn.  This is the family as far as anyone is concerned.  It is the only family of the heavy brass (trumpets, trombones, cornets, and tubas) that does not extend into the bass register.  I’ve thought about this oddity on and off for a while now.  Then I started looking at all the varieties of tuba that are available.  Tuba players are nothing if not equipment junkies.  In the available arsenal, I found an odd tuba that really isn’t a true tuba. Continue reading “Cornets Part 3 – The Bass Cornet”