Besson brass musical instruments are the things of legends, and this most certainly includes their line of alto and tenor horns. In 1837, 18-year-old Gustave Auguste Besson designed a cornet that set the standard for all other contemporary cornet models. His creation soon became popular all across Europe, and over the next 20 years the Besson brand would become known worldwide for producing beautifully-crafted brass instruments. That still rings true to this day, and in this section you'll discover an impressive selection of alto and tenor horns made with today's discerning concertist in mind.
If you're already familiar with playing alto and tenor horns, you know how important their role is in a brass section. Similar in sound to a French horn, altos and tenors both produce a pitch in E-flat which sits them in the mid register of an ensemble to provide balance between higher and lower-pitched instruments.
The right Besson model for you will depend on how much playing experience you have. For example, the BE1052 Performance Series Eb Tenor Horn is a high-quality student instrument that has incredible intonation and a well-centered sound. Or, if you're a well-versed player and want to reward yourself for those years of dedication, the BE950 Sovereign Eb Tenor (Alto) Horn is for you. One of Besson's most popular models, this horn is the result of highly skilled specialists who combine their artistic flair and know-how. Assembled with cutting-edge technology, strong attention to detail and using only the finest components, the BE950 will impress any veteran of the stage.
Whatever model you choose, you can the bet that the skilled techniques of Besson's master craftsmen will be fully evident in any alto or tenor horn within this catalog. Besson's distinct brass sound can be found in school band rooms and concert halls around the globe, and being the proud owner of one of their alto or tenor horns is only a click or two away.