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  • Tenor Horn Yamaha YAH201S

    This is a good Yamaha YAH201S Eb Tenor Horn. All slides & valves move well & it plays fine. The valves are good. With case & mouthpiece. A couple of small dings & a couple of marks on the silver but over all looks nice.
    £395.00
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  • Tenor Horn Besson Sovereign BE950

    This is a good Besson Sovereign Eb Tenor horn, brass lacquered finish. model BE950 made in 1999Eb. The valves are good, the slides move well & it plays fine. With good original case & Denis Wick mouthpiece.
    £1,500.00
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  • Tenor Horn Boosey & Hawkes Imperial 1975

    This is a good Boosey & Hawkes Silver Plated Eb Tenor Horn.made in 1975 when production was at its best. All slides & valves move well & it plays fine. the first valve has some plate wear but it doers not affect the playing.
    £375.00
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  • antique Class A BESSON & Co Prototype 198 Euston Road London tenor horn

    Comes in period case. 3 valves.
    £365.00
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    £20.00 postage
  • Boosey & hawkes besson silver plate tenor horn westminster 1960 serial 313432 Hp

    Vintage 1960 boosey and hawkes besson westminster tenor horn Hp Good working order Silver plate Original hard case Serial number 313432 Thanks for looking
    £299.00
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  • E flat Horn

    In good condition. Great for a beginner. Case interior has been refurbished. Case exterior is well used. No key available.
    £51.96
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  • Besson BE152 New Standard Series Tenor Horn

    Built by highly skilled craftsmen, this horn has superior quality materials and finish, and is an enjoyable play for all ages and abilities.Checkout. World Percussion. Tenor Horn Mouthpieces. Brass Instrument Stands.
    £849.00
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    RRP Previous price£970.34
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  • Tenor Horn Corton model

    This is a good student Eb Tenor Horn by Corton ( Germany ), A very popular range in schools.All slides & valves move well & it plays fine. With case & mouthpiece. A few bruises & marks but no major dings Brass finish.
    £135.00
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  • 3 Genuine Besson, Boosey & Hawkes Tenor Horn Valve Guides LOW PRICE

    You are looking at a set of 3 genuine Besson/Boosey & Hawkes replacement valve guides. These valve guides are for the outer sprung valve type and fits the sovereign model as well as some 700/International models.
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  • BESSON SOVEREIGN TENOR HORN SOFT-STOP VALVE & WHITE FINGER BUTTON FELTS(SET OF6)

    GENUINE BESSON SOVEREIGN CORNET, TENOR HORN SOFT-STOP VALVE FELTS (SET OF 3) INCLUDING WHITE FINGER BUTTON FELTS (SET OF 3). 6 FELTS IN TOTAL. SUITABLE FOR FITTING ON BESSON, BOOSEY AND HAWKES CORNET'S, TENOR HORNS.
    £3.50
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  • Genuine Besson, Boosey & Hawkes Tenor Horn Valve Guide LOW PRICE

    You are looking at a genuine Besson/Boosey & Hawkes replacement valve guide. This valve guide is for the outer sprung valve type and fits the sovereign model as well as some 700/International models.
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  • Besson BE152 New Standard Eb Tenor Horn Silver

    The Besson New Standard 152 Eb Tenor horn is designed as an entry level horn with the young brass player in mind and gives the student an opportunity to develop the traditional and unique sound that is characteristic of Besson.
    £849.00
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Besson Alto Horns

Besson, established in 1837, manufactures brass instruments and is now owned by Buffet Crampon. They are well known for manufacturing cornets, euphoniums, tubas, tenor horns and French horns.

What is an alto horn?

Alto (tenor) horns are musical instruments from the saxhorn family and are commonly found in British brass bands. They are popular amongst both experienced wind instrument players as well as those who are new to wind instruments.

They have been made in various shapes and sizes over the years, but they now resemble the shape of a mini tuba. The deep mouthpiece and conical bore produce a mellow tone, which is often used to support cornets, flugelhorns and trumpets.

Why buy an alto horn?

  • Price - Alto horns are very cheap compared to other instruments like valve trombones. They are a great option for musicians who are already competent with other wind instruments
  • Size - The alto horn is small and light unlike other instruments in the saxhorn family, making them comfortable to play for longer periods of time. They are an ideal alternative to the bulky, oversized saxhorn instruments
  • Sound - Alto horns have a more delicate sound compared to other instruments that they are commonly played alongside. On their own, alto horns have a full note that has been known to sound very similar to a valve trombone. They often appeal to musicians who are not willing to compromise on sound quality. Cheaper models will have significantly worse intonation compared to quality models
  • Larger mouthpiece - Many artists struggle to play comfortably on instruments like the trombone due to their small mouthpieces. This can make it difficult to attain a proper seal with the mouth and limits to length of time that you can practice for. Alto horns have a larger mouthpiece unlike many brass and wind instruments. The large mouthpiece makes it much easier for the musician to play. It is possible to fit smaller mouthpieces to build up the musician’s tolerance