The baritone member of the family of wind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840. The baritone saxophone (bari sax) is made of brass with a tapered bore. It has a single reed similar to a clarinet and a fingering system is based on that of the oboe. The baritone saxophone (bari sax) is typically found in concert and symphonic bands, big bands, and is most prominent in jazz and rock music.
The common saxophone family (from highest to lowest pitch) consists of the soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, and bass saxophone.
See also [Eng.] baritone saxophone; [Fr.] saxophone baryton (m); [Ger.] Baritonsaxophon (n); [It.] sassofono baritono (m); [Sp.] saxofón baritono (m); [Abbr.] baritone sax; [Abbr.] bari sax; [Abbr.] bar. sax; [Abbr.] bari.
Photo courtesy of G. Leblanc Corporation