Patterson Descant


The word on the street is that this is best descant available. We have taken a proven design and turned it into a well-balanced and lovely sounding instrument. It is at home in the Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood Studios, yet delicate enough for use in chamber music ensembles, powerful enough for a brass quintet, while subtle enough for Bach. They are currently being played in:

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • WDR Funkhausorchester
  • Russian Philharmonic
  • Singapore Symphony
  • Hollywood Studios
  • New York Broadway Shows
  • Pittsburgh Opera


  • Bb / High F Descant
  • .468″ bore
  • Unlacquered yellow brass
  • Large or medium-large bell throat
  • String or uni-ball linkages
  • Spun or single-seam hand-hammered flare (with or without garland)
  • Available with or without stopping valve
  • Low-F extension also available

Starting at $10,500

Custom built for you in 6-12 months.  Configure yours below!

Our recommended configuration is shown below.  Don’t see something you want?  Custom configurations are also available; please contact us for details.

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Featured Artists:

Hay Poulissen – WDR Funkhausorchester

Andrew Bain – LA Philharmonic, principal

John Clark – NY Recording, freelance and jazz artist

Evan Geiger – U.S. Army Perishing’s Own; Pittsburgh Opera, principal

Jamie Hersch – Singapore Symphony, associate principal

Bill Kuyper – NY Philharmonic, retired; Las Cruces Symphony

John Dickson – Hollywood Film Composer/Arranger; Hollywood Recording Artist

Wei Ping Chou –Kennedy Center Opera

Victor Taran – Moscow City Symphony, principal; Bolshoi Theater

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 24 × 18 in

Yellow brass, Nickel silver (+$750)

Taper size

Medium-large, Large, Extra-large

Flare size

Medium, Medium-large, Large, Extra-large

Flare type

Spun, Brass hand-hammered (+$200), Nickel silver hand-hammered (+$350)

Finger hook

Standard (fixed), Adjustable (+$75)


No, Yes (+$75)


0, 1 (+$50), 2 (+$100)


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