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sax·horn

 (săks′hôrn′)
n.
Any of a family of valved brass wind instruments that resemble the bugle and have a full even tone and wide compass.

[After Sax, surname of 19th-century Belgian instrument-making family.]

saxhorn

(ˈsæksˌhɔːn)
n
(Instruments) a valved brass instrument used chiefly in brass and military bands, having a tube of conical bore and a brilliant tone colour. It resembles the tuba and constitutes a family of instruments related to the flugelhorn and cornet
[C19: named after Adolphe Sax (see saxophone), who invented it (1845)]

sax•horn

(ˈsæksˌhɔrn)

n.
any of a family of brass instruments close to the cornets and tubas.
[1835–45; after A. Sax (1814–94), a Belgian who invented such instruments]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valvessaxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
brass instrument, brass - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
Translations

saxhorn

[ˈsækshɔːn] Nbombardino m

saxhorn

n (Mus) → Saxhorn nt, → Saxofon nt
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Unfortunately, conservatories did not as yet have permanent teachers of band instrumentation, so while the graduates may have been technically prepared, they had little practical knowledge, especially with regard to new instruments such as saxhorns, saxophones, and lower brass.
He needed something with the flexibility of saxhorns and the sound of the lur.
The chapter concludes with a more general consideration of performances of music with Wagner tubas outside of Germany (where tonally less robust instruments like saxhorns were substituted) and the state of manufacturing tubas in Germany.