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The flugelhorn (/ˈflɡəlhɔːrn/), also spelled fluegelhorn, flugel horn, or flügelhorn, is a brass instrument that resembles the trumpet and cornet but has a wider, more conical bore.[1] Like trumpets and cornets, most flugelhorns are pitched in B, though some are in C.[2] It is a type of valved bugle, developed in Germany in the early 19th century from a traditional English valveless bugle. The first version of a valved bugle was sold by Heinrich Stölzel in Berlin in 1828.[3] The valved bugle provided Adolphe Sax (creator of the saxophone) with the inspiration for his B soprano (contralto) saxhorns, on which the modern-day flugelhorn is modeled.[4][5]

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A standard 3-valved B flugelhorn
Brass instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification423.232
(valved aerophone sounded by lip vibration)
DevelopedEarly 19th century
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(lower and higher notes are possible)
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