That is a wonderful article with some great sound clips. I really enjoyed reading about some of the histories of the different brass instruments, and must admit that I was not well informed on the history of the trumpet.... although, Miles Hoffman does mis-inform the audience by saying that the Tuba (developed in the 1830's) is the youngest brass instrument. When of course, the Euphonium was developed by Ferdinand Sommer of Weimar in 1843, or arguably Adolph Sax in the same year. The compensating wasn't even around until 1874. But, I am certainly not intending to discredit the article. Any publicity for either the Tuba or Euphonium is a good thing.
Gregory E. Lopes
US Navy Band Great Lakes
US Navy Music Program, 2009-Present
Besson Prestige 2052