Soprano cornet
An E cornet
Brass instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification423.231[1]
(Valved aerophone sounded by lip vibration featuring a conical bore)
Developed19th century[citation needed]
Playing range
(concert pitch[2])
Related instruments

The soprano cornet is a transposing brass instrument similar to the standard B cornet but pitched a fourth higher in E.[3]

A single soprano cornet is usually seen in brass bands and silver bands and can be found playing lead or descant parts in other musical ensembles.

Further reading



  1. ^ "Discussion of brass instruments". Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. ^ "The Brass Crest, Cornet". Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  3. ^ "Cornet". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2 May 2022.