Bersag horn

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Bugle with a single valve, lowering the pitch by a 4th. Made in different sizes: sop. in B♭, cont. in E♭, ten. in B♭, bar. in B♭, and bass in F. Became popular with bugle bands during 1914–18 war. Presumably of It. origin (Bersaglieri = a sharpshooter corps of It. army).

Subjects: Music.

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