To a large extent, valved brass instruments in Britain followed French models. The cornet à pistons was extensively imported, and saxhorns were introduced by the Distin family in 1844, very soon after their development by Sax; they became immediately popular. British makers made their own versions of the French instruments, and at the same time cheaper instruments made in France and Germany were widely imported. Although the majority of the valved brass instruments used in Britain, not least in the popular brass band movement, owe much to continental invention, British makers were not idle, either in inventing and improving valve designs or in producing distinctive models of valved instruments. In this essay we discuss some of the valves and instrument models which were developed beyond the experimental phase into production models.
|Translated title of the contribution||British Forms of Valves and Valved Brass Instruments|
|Title of host publication||Valve.Brass. Music. 200 Jahre Ventilblasinstrumente|
|Editors||Conny Restle, Christian Breternitz|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Dec 2013|