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The cornet (//, US: //) is a brass instrument similar to the trumpet but distinguished from it by its conical bore, more compact shape, and mellower tone quality. The most common cornet is a transposing instrument in B♭. There is also a soprano cornet in E♭ and cornets in A and C. All are unrelated to the Renaissance and early Baroque cornett.
(Valved aerophone sounded by lip vibration)
|Developed||Early 19th century from the post horn|
|Written range: (lower and higher notes are possible)|
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