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The Baritone Horn (often just known as the baritone) is a low-pitched brass instrument in the saxhorn family. Due to similar pitches can usually also play music written for a trombone. People who play the Baritone Horn are called Baritonists. The Baritone Horn is pitched in concert B♭, which means that when played (with no valves) the Baritone Horn will produce partials of the B♭ harmonic series. When writing music for the Baritone Horn it can be written in either the bass clef or the treble clef. Similar to the trombone or Euphonium, the Baritone Horn has a nine-foot brass tube, and valves that are often piston-style. It is predominantly of conical bore, like the Euphonium, but has a narrower bore than the euphonium.

How is the Baritone Horn played?

Like all other instruments in the brass family, the baritone uses the 'buzzing' of the lips to produce sound. It shares a similar mouthpiece to the trombone (another instrument in the brass family) and also plays the same notes as one. In regard to method, a baritone horn works in the same way as a trumpet… It uses valves to produce different pitches and air flows instead of sliders, meaning it is an easier instrument for beginners to learn. The lovely tone of the baritone makes it very attractive to people learning brass, and as an instrument, it can also be a gateway to playing the tuba. Where is the Baritone Horn played?

Thought to be invented by Ferdinand Sommer in 1843, Baritone Horns can be found all over the world. They are extremely popular for brass bands and military bands, and sometimes found in orchestras too. Here are some additional facts about the baritone horn:

Baritone Horn Rental

Our Instrument Rental Scheme is perfect if you're not sure that you wish to purchase an instrument just yet. For example, you may have a young beginner and you want to see how they progress or you may be an adult adding another instrument to your collection. Our 'Start Right' rental scheme is flexible, affordable and you can use some of the money spent on the rental towards the cost of a new instrument.

If you're looking to purchase a Baritone Horn, we have many available at Dawkes. If you have any questions of queries about purchasing a Baritone Horn, we look forward to hearing from you. Our music experts will be happy to you in any way possible.