Matt and I take a look at the Alto Horn, A.K.A the Tenor Horn (or Peck Horn, or Blatweasel) and why it’s not used anymore in American bands.
This is the lowest member of the cornet family. It looks like a skinny Euphonium, but is not. For decades, the terms “Baritone” and Euphonium were interchangeable. However today, most composers, players, and band directors are savvy enough to know the difference. The British brass bands have always known the difference between the two and provided two parts for each the Baritone Horn and the Euphonium in their ensembles. Continue reading “B-flat Baritone Horn”