Additional brass instrument "Baritone horn (Central Europe)" for the list of instruments.

• Feb 26, 2020 - 17:36
Reported version
3.4
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
closed
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

The baritone horn (UK)/tenor horn (Central Europe) should be extended by the Central European baritone horn. It has a larger bore and a 4th valve, thus sounds fuller in lower registers and has a larger range. It differs from the euphonium common in Western Europe and the United States in timbre, construction and design. The name "baritone horn (Central Europe)" should be used for the list, "french horns" is suggested as the midi sound. The range is from Bb1 to Bb4. It must be entered twice in the list: (1) with treble clef as transposing instrument (plus one octave and major second) and (2) with bass clef in concert pitch.


Comments

Yes it would. If entered accordingly into instruments.xml ;-)
So Bb1 as lower limit for amateur and professional, but what about upper? Euphonium has Bb4 and D5 there

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

In the German Wikipedia the same range (Bb1–Bb4) is given for the baritone horn (CE) and the euphonium. In the English Wikipedia a range of (A1)Bb1-E5(A5) is given. However, I have noticed that the graphic file with the range has "bassoon" in its name. This seemed strange to me and I stick to the German Wikipedia. I don't know what the precise "demarcation" between amateur and professional in MuseScore is based on (on this Anglo-Saxon system of levels, which says exactly what you have to be able to master in level X?) Normally, lower tones make less problems on brass instruments, at higher levels it becomes difficult. From E2 to G4 you should be able to play as a (good) amateur. Bb1 is a natural tone (without valve) and can also be played on the baritone horn (UK), euphonium, trombone, tenor trombone (Bb1 is red in MS on these instruments). The following notes up to Eb2 require a 4th valve. Almost all baritone horns have a 4th valve (also allows alternative fingerings for better intonation), so these notes should also be olive green. There are certainly brass players who go beyond Bb4. Theoretically everything is possible, but at some point a note like this doesn't sound good anymore or sounds like a dog whistle.
So my suggestion would be:
Range_Baritone Horn (CE)-1.png

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Looks good. For the tenor horn (CE) and euphonium (also applies to trombone and tenor trombone) the Bb1 should still be olive green. It is playable as a natural tone on these instruments. On a euphonium with 4 valves (not rare) the otherwise missing notes B1 to Eb2 are also playable (→ olive green). Apart from this, B1 to Eb2 can be played by good brass players as so-called false tones even without the 4th valve (But this is difficult, red is OK.).

Fix version
3.5.0