The flügelhorn

   The flügelhorn is a brass musical instrument similar to the cornet. The flügelhorn has a larger bell and a somewhat wider bore than the cornet and uses a deep, funnel-shaped mouthpiece. Its tone is fuller and more mellow than that of the cornet but lacks the cornet's brilliance. The flügelhorn is usually pitched in B flat and has a chromatic range of about two and a half octaves. It was developed in Germany in the 18th century and is an outgrowth of the early valved bugle. It is used regularly in brass bands but seldom appears in the symphony orchestra.