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Flugelhorn (Contralto Saxhorn) by Adolphe Edouard Sax

Adolphe Edouard Sax (1859-1945)1907-1928

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

National Music Museum, University of South Dakota

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.

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

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