Besson Sovereign BE955 Bb Baritone Horn, Silver Plated

£3,367.00 RRP £3,742.10 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 63195

  • Features Silver Plated Body and Yellow Brass Bell
  • Suitable for Advanced Players and Professionals Alike
  • Remains the Most Popular Baritone in Besson's Long History
  • Features Three-Valve Compensating System & Lyre Holder
  • Tested and Checked by Renowned Professional Soloists

Besson Sovereign BE955 Bb Baritone Horn, Silver Plated


The Besson Sovereign BE955 Bb Baritone Horn features a silver plated body with a yellow brass bell. This model is suitable for advanced players and professionals alike. The BE955 Bb Baritone Horn continues to be one of the most popular designs across brass bands and generations, benefitting from numerous small improvements over recent years. Its unrivalled intonation and handmade bell produce a mellow and sweet tonal character with plenty of focus and projection. The quality of this instrument is guaranteed by using the finest raw materials, manufactured under the strictest of conditions with extensive expertise. As with all of the Besson professional range, this baritone horn is play tested by world renowned professionals before distribution. The BE955 comes equipped with a mouthpiece, case and maintenance kit.

Product Ref: 63195

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The Reference for Brass Bands

Besson is the brand name most associated with brass band communities. The commitment towards their research and development is demonstrated through the constant improvements of existing models, to better cope with the ever-changing demands and styles of the modern day composer and performer.

Yellow Brass Bell

The yellow brass bell contains a higher ratio of zinc to copper within the brass alloy, which provides the baritone horn with a mellow, yet focused sound. The rim of the bell is rolled and soldered over selected brass wire to provide strength and protection all the way to the end of the bell.


  • 3 Compensating Valves
  • Handmade Bell
  • 2 Water keys
  • Lyre Holder


  • Key Of: Bb
  • Finish: Silver Plated
  • Bell: Yellow Brass
  • Bell Diameter: 9.25"
  • Bore: .543"
  • Weight: 5lb 8oz
  • Included Accessories: Mouthpiece, Case and Maintenance Kit