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Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (6 November 1814 – 7 February 1894) was a Belgian inventor and musician who invented the saxophone in the early 1840s (patented in 1846).
An aerophone is any musical instrument that produces sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate, without the use of strings or membranes, and without the vibration of the instrument itself adding considerably to the sound.
Alexander Grigori Arutiunian (Ալեքսանդր Գրիգորի Հարությունյան), also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan, Harutyunian or Harutiunian (23 September 1920 – 28 March 2012), was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist, widely known for his 1950 trumpet concerto.
An Alpine Symphony (Eine Alpensinfonie), Op.
An American in Paris is a jazz-influenced orchestral piece by the American composer George Gershwin, written in 1928.
The baritone horn, or sometimes just called baritone, is a low-pitched brass instrument in the saxhorn family.
John William Barber (May 21, 1920 – June 18, 2007), known as Bill Barber or Billy Barber, is considered by many to be the first person to play tuba in modern jazz.
Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1957 on Capitol Records.
In music, the bore of a wind instrument (including woodwind and brass) is its interior chamber.
Brass is a metallic alloy that is made of copper and zinc.
A brass band is a musical ensemble generally consisting entirely of brass instruments, most often with a percussion section.
A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips.
Brass instrument valves are valves used to change the length of tubing of a brass instrument allowing the player to reach the notes of various harmonic series.
A British brass band is a musical ensemble comprising a standardized range of brass and percussion instruments.
Bruce Broughton (born March 8, 1945) is an American orchestral composer of television, film, and video game scores and concert works.
A concert band, also called wind ensemble, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind orchestra, wind band, symphonic winds, symphony band, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass or bass guitar.
A concerto (plural concertos, or concerti from the Italian plural) is a musical composition usually composed in three movements, in which, usually, one solo instrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) is accompanied by an orchestra or concert band.
Bruce Broughton originally wrote the Tuba Concerto as a sonata for tuba and 24 orchestral winds in 1987.
The contrabass bugle (usually shortened to contra or simply called the marching tuba) is the lowest-pitched instrument in the drum and bugle corps and marching band hornline.
David Carlson (born 13 March 1952) is an American composer.
Déserts (1950–1954) is a piece by Edgard Varèse for 14 winds (brass and woodwinds), 5 percussion players, 1 piano, and electronic tape.
("The Master-Singers of Nuremberg") is a music drama (or opera) in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana, brass band.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist.
The double bass, or simply the bass (and numerous other names), is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra.
A modern drum and bugle corps, is a musical marching ensemble consisting of brass instruments, percussion instruments, synthesizers, and color guard.
Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (also spelled Edgar Varèse;Malcolm MacDonald, Varèse, Astronomer in Sound (London, 2003), p. xi. December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.
Edward Gregson (born 23 July 1945), is an English composer of instrumental and choral music, particularly for brass and wind bands and ensembles, as well as music for the theatre, film, and television.
Electroplating is a process that uses an electric current to reduce dissolved metal cations so that they form a thin coherent metal coating on an electrode.
Eric Ewazen (born March 1, 1954, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American composer and teacher.
The euphonium is a large, conical-bore, baritone-voiced brass instrument that derives its name from the Ancient Greek word εὔφωνος euphōnos, meaning "well-sounding" or "sweet-voiced" (εὖ eu means "well" or "good" and φωνή phōnē means "sound", hence "of good sound").
The Faust Overture is a concert overture by German composer Richard Wagner.
George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist.
Gerard Hoffnung (22 March 192528 September 1959) was an artist and musician, best known for his humorous works.
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.
Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher.
Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation.
Gustave-Auguste Besson (1820-1874) was a musical instrument manufacturer and innovator.
A harmonic is any member of the harmonic series, a divergent infinite series.
A harmonic series is the sequence of sounds—pure tones, represented by sinusoidal waves—in which the frequency of each sound is an integer multiple of the fundamental, the lowest frequency.
Louis-Hector Berlioz; 11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique, Harold en Italie, Roméo et Juliette, Grande messe des morts (Requiem), L'Enfance du Christ, Benvenuto Cellini, La Damnation de Faust, and Les Troyens. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 compositions for voice, accompanied by piano or orchestra. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.
Heinrich David Stölzel (7 September 1777 – 16 February 1844) was a German horn player who developed some of the first valves for brass instruments.
The helicon is a brass musical instrument in the tuba family.
Henry Threadgill (born February 15, 1944) is an American composer, saxophonist, and flautist, who came to prominence in the 1970s leading jazz ensembles with unusual instrumentation and often incorporating genres other than jazz.
High school is a term primarily used in the United States to describe the level of education students receive from approximately 14 to 18 years old, although there is some variation.
(Homage to Federico García Lorca) is a work for chamber orchestra by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj; 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor.
Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz or cycles per second, the "normal" limit of human hearing.
James Charles Barnes (born September 9, 1949 in Hobart, Oklahoma, U.S.) is an American composer.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
A jazz band (jazz ensemble or jazz combo) is a musical ensemble that plays jazz music.
John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches.
John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.
Josef Tal (Hebrew: יוסף טל; September 18, 1910 – August 25, 2008) was an Israeli composer.
Joseph Hallman (born Nov. 20, 1979) is a composer.
Kalevi Ensio Aho (born 9 March 1949) is a Finnish composer.
La damnation de Faust (English: The Damnation of Faust), Op.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
In a brass instrument, a leadpipe or mouthpipe is the pipe or tube into which the mouthpiece is placed.
This is a list of the notable fountains in Rome, Italy.
This is a list of tuba players (in all genres) with articles on Wikipedia.
A marching band is a group in which instrumental musicians perform while marching, often for entertainment or competition.
Marcus Rojas (born February 23, 1963) is an American tubist from New York City, best known for his work in jazz.
Martin Ellerby (1957, Worksop) is an English composer.
Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.
Miles Ahead is an album by Miles Davis that was released in 1957 by Columbia Records.
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.
A military band is a group of personnel that performs musical duties for military functions, usually for the armed forces.
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj; –) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five".
On brass instruments the mouthpiece is the part of the instrument placed on the player's lips.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28.
Night on Bald Mountain (Ночь на лысой горе, Noch′ na lysoy gore), also known as Night on the Bare Mountain, is a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881).
The ophicleide is a keyed brass instrument similar to the tuba.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Ottorino Respighi (9 July 187918 April 1936) was an Italian violinist, composer and musicologist, best known for his three orchestral tone poems Fountains of Rome (1916), Pines of Rome (1924), and Roman Festivals (1928).
Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a prolific German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.
Petrushka (Pétrouchka; Петрушка) is a ballet burlesque in four scenes.
Philip Allen Sparke (born 29 December 1951) is a British composer and musician born in London, noted for his concert band and brass band music.
Pictures at an Exhibition (Картинки с выставки – Воспоминание о Викторе Гартмане, Kartínki s výstavki – Vospominániye o Víktore Gártmane, "Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann"; Tableaux d'une exposition) is a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874.
Pines of Rome (Italian title: Pini di Roma) is a four-movement tone poem for orchestra completed in 1924 by the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi.
A piston valve is a device used to control the motion of a fluid along a tube or pipe by means of the linear motion of a piston within a chamber or cylinder.
Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface by rubbing it or using a chemical action, leaving a surface with a significant specular reflection (still limited by the index of refraction of the material according to the Fresnel equations.) In some materials (such as metals, glasses, black or transparent stones), polishing is also able to reduce diffuse reflection to minimal values.
Prussia (Preußen) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centred on the region of Prussia.
Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 October 1872– 26 August 1958) was an English composer.
The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band.
Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
The "Ride of the Valkyries" (or Ritt der Walküren|) refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
The tuba of ancient Rome is a military signal trumpet, quite different from the modern tuba.
A rotary valve is a type of valve in which the rotation of a passage or passages in a transverse plug regulates the flow of liquid or gas through the attached pipes.
The saxhorn is a family of valved brass instruments that have conical bores and deep cup-shaped mouthpieces.
The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.
Sensemayá is a composition for orchestra by the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, which is based on the poem of the same title by the Cuban poet Nicolás Guillén.
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (r; 27 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) was a Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor.
The serpent is a bass wind instrument, descended from the cornett, and a distant ancestor of the tuba, with a mouthpiece like a brass instrument but side holes like a woodwind.
Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European ''h₂erǵ'': "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47.
Silvestre Revueltas Sánchez (December 31, 1899 – October 5, 1940) was a Mexican composer of classical music, a violinist and a conductor.
The sousaphone is a brass instrument in the same family as the more widely known tuba.
String instruments, stringed instruments, or chordophones are musical instruments that produce sound from vibrating strings when the performer plays or sounds the strings in some manner.
The subcontrabass tuba is an extension of the tuba family within the modern contrabass tuba.
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber is an orchestral work written by German composer Paul Hindemith in America in 1943.
(Fantastical Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) Op. 14, is a program symphony written by the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830.
The Symphony No.
Sergei Prokofiev wrote his Symphony No.
The Symphony No.
Tarnish is a thin layer of corrosion that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, magnesium, neodymium and other similar metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction.
The Night of the Mayas (Spanish:La noche de los mayas) is a 1939 Mexican film.
The Planets, Op.
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps; sacred spring) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche), Op. 28, is a tone poem written in 1894–95 by Richard Strauss.
A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is recorded in staff notation at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds (concert pitch).
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
The Tuba Concerto in F minor by the British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams dates from 1954.
TubaChristmas is a music concert held in cities worldwide that celebrates those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone, and euphonium, though some participants bring rarer members of the family such as the helicon, ophicleide, serpent and double bell euphonium.
There are many different types of trombone.
The Wagner tuba is an infrequently-used brass instrument that combines tonal elements of both the French horn and the trombone.
Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht (10 August 1802 – 4 August 1872) was a German musical conductor, composer and inventor.
A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at or near the end of the resonator.
Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.