E-flat Soprano Cornet

E-flat Soprano Cornet

e-flat cornet

The E-flat Soprano Cornet is a small soprano/sopranino cornet pitched a fourth above the B-flat Cornet.  This instrument has almost never been used in the traditional concert band setting, but is the highest voice in the traditional British brass band.  I also only know of one single instance where the instrument is used in an orchestral setting (Brian’s Gothic Symphony).  This does not mean that it cannot be used in a band; on the contrary, the high brass needs a voice like this that has the flexibility, delicateness, and softness in this register. Continue reading “E-flat Soprano Cornet”