Soprano cornet

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Soprano cornet
An E cornet
Brass instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification 423.231[1]
(Valved aerophone sounded by lip movement featuring a conical bore)
Developed 19th century[citation needed]
Playing range
(concert pitch[2])
Related 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.


  1. ^ "Discussion of brass instruments". Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ "The Brass Crest, Cornet". Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Cornet". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

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