Flugelhorn (Contralto Saxhorn)

Adolphe Edouard Sax (1859-1945)1907-1928

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
Vermillion, United States

Sax's son, Adolphe Edouard (1859-1945), continued to produce his father's contralto saxhorn model almost without alteration.  The only feature that distinguishes this instrument from his father's is that all of Adolphe Edouard's valves are hybrid Berlin/Perinet valves.  The bell-forward saxhorn in B-flat, represented here, became the model for the development of the flugelhorn as we know it today.


  • Title: Flugelhorn (Contralto Saxhorn)
  • Creator: Adolphe Edouard Sax (1859-1945)
  • Date Created: 1907-1928
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Type: brass instrument
  • Rights: © National Music Museum
  • Photo Credit: Mark Olencki
  • Credit: Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999

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