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Alto flugelhorn

This instrument was captured during the First World War (1914-1918), and exhibits a dark-shellacked surface, which was a typical camouflage technique applied to glittering objects. It is a German style tenor horn with an upright bell made of brass with nickel-silver trimmings. It has three rotary valves with clock-spring mechanism and mechanical linkages. The main tuning slide is missing. Nominal pitch: E-flat.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.232.2 Valve horns with wider bore
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Height: 580mm; Bell diameter: 160mm