The "Baritone" and "Euphonium" are similar valved musical instruments in the brass family pitched an octave lower than the trumpet.
The instruments in our collection were purchased on eBay. One is a very old (1915 by the serial number) Conn "baritone" student instrument. It is a "hybrid" with a conical but smaller bore than a true Euphonium. With the three front facing valves and forward-pointing bell commonly used in school bands in the twentieth century, it was called an "American Baritone" to distinguish it from the "British" Baritone with its upright bell and valves. It weighs about 5 lb 13 oz. The other is a silver, Euphonium with a detachable and rotatable bell. It was advertised as a Conn model 20i Artist Baritone/Euphonium and the serial number places it in 1937, the first year the model 20i was produced. It weighs about 6 lb 15 oz.
The articles provided here are:
- Baritone Horn - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the instrument.
- Euphonium - WIKIPEDIA - an article describing the instrument.
- Baritone or Euphonium? (and much more.)
- Brass Instrument Mouthpieces - Wikipedia
Mouthpiece measurements: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
- Wikihow - How to purchase, play and care for the Baritone.
- Identifying Vintage CONN and Pan American Brass Instruments (This has links to much other useful information)
- How to Care for your instrument when supplies are hard to come by
(a set of WWII publications produced in 1942 by CONN)
Or click: Intro, Valve Instruments, Storing,Handling,repairing
Also look at: Proper Care of Your Conn Instrument from a 1958 CONN brochure.
- Arban's Famous Method for Baritone horn and Trombone
(WWW) - an archived copy of a classic book for playing the trombone. Section Index for "Arban's Famous Method": (Select PDF copy to download)
- Table of Contents
- pg 006 [0.7 MB] - Introduction
- pg 017 [2.3 MB] - First Studies
- pg 044 [1.9 MB] - Studies for the Slur
- pg 062 [3.0 MB] - Studies of Scales
- pg 091 [3.3 MB] - Studies for Grace Notes
- pg 126 [3.6 MB] - Studies for Intervals
- pg 162 [3.5 MB] - Triple and Double Tonguing
- pg 203 [2.0 MB] - Characteristic Studies
- pg 225 [3.4 MB] - Fantasies and Airs with Variations