Euphoniums are a large, conical bore, baritone-voiced brass instrument that derives its name from the Ancient greek word εὔφωνος euphōnos, meaning “well-sounding” or “sweet-voiced” (εὖ eu means “well” or “good” and φωνή phōnē means “sound”, hence “of good sound”). The euphonium is a valved instrument. Nearly all current models have piston valves, though models with rotary valves do exist.
The euphonium may be played in bass clef as a non-transposing instrument or in treble clef as a transposing instrument. In British brass bands, it is typically treated as a treble-clef instrument, while in American band music, parts may be written in either treble clef or bass clef, or both. In orchestras the euphonium is often referred to as a tenor tuba.
We keep models for all abilities and budgets in stock, right from models by Elkhart, for the less experienced player through to the Besson Prestige, more appropriate for a Profesional level musician.
Instruments listed as being in stock are available to try if you are able to visit us or to buy online.
Instruments listed as “to order” can be purchased online but we recommend contacting us for an estimated delivery date before ordering.
Our current stock of second hand brass can be seen here.