Euphonium

The euphonium is a medium-sized, 3 or 4-valve, often compensatingconical-boretenor-voiced brass instrument that derives its name from the Ancient Greek word εὔφωνος euphōnos,[1] meaning “well-sounding” or “sweet-voiced” (εὖ eu means “well” or “good” and φωνή phōnē means “sound”, hence “of good sound”). The euphonium is a valved instrument. Nearly all current models have piston valves, though some models with rotary valves do exist.

Euphonium music may be notated in the bass clef as a non-transposing instrument or in the treble clef as a transposing instrument in B. In British brass bands, it is typically treated as a treble-clef instrument, while in American band music, parts may be written in either treble clef or bass clef, or both.

A person who plays the euphonium is known as a euphoniumist, a euphonist, a euphophonist or simply a euphonium player.

Source: Euphonium – Wikipedia

Donate

Make a Donation

Every gift, no matter its size, makes a valuable and immediate difference. Thank you for supporting Rhythmo Music School!

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: €5,00