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Soprano cornet

This article is about the E instrument. For B instrument, see Cornet.
Soprano cornet

Hornbostel–Sachs classification 423.231[1]
(Valved aerophone sounded by lip movement featuring a conical bore)
Developed 19th century
Playing range

Related instruments

Musical instruments
Brass instruments
String instruments

The soprano cornet is a brass musical instrument. Very similar to the standard B cornet, it too is a transposing instrument, but pitched higher, in E.[3]

A single soprano cornet is usually seen in brass bands and silver bands and can often be found playing lead or descant parts in ensembles.


Further reading

  • soprano cornet by Bram Gay original from Sounding Brass, Issue 6, 1977.
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