Renaissance Slide Trumpet

In order to come as close as possible to the sound of historical instruments, we make our replicas according to traditional methods. The use of these methods produces instruments acoustically closer to original instruments, especially where tone colour is concerned.

Key notations refer to a´= 440 Hz. Renaissance pitch was often either a semitone lower (a´= 415 Hz) or higher (a´= 466 Hz). The pitch standard of a´= 440 Hz was established much later.

We recommend the mouthpiece RB-1 for use with the Renaissance Slide Trumpet.


Models

HISTORIC
Instrument in brass; bell entirely hand hammered; all tubing made from hammered sheet metal with soldered seam according to historical examples; garland, sleeves and ball silver plated; the instrument is burnished by hand according to historical methods before it is polished.
MDC
Instrument in brass; bell entirely hand hammered; all tubing made from hammered "Nuremberg brass sheet metal" with soldered seam according to historical examples; the garland is hand engraved and silver plated, while the ball and ferrules are engraved according to period examples and also silver plated; the instrument is burnished by hand according to historical methods before it is polished; a bit brighter sounding, cleaner attacks, better cut through the orchestra even at lower volumes, historic sound and playing characteristics.

 

RENAISSANCE SLIDE TRUMPET in Eb (D 466Hz)

After an altar painting by Hans Memling, ca. 1490
Slide out of soldered sheet brass, with stockings

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RENAISSANCE SLIDE TRUMPET in Eb
component partcurrencyprice

Instrument in Eb, Historic

CHF 3.660,-

Instrument in Eb, MDC

CHF 4.350,-
Crook in D, pig tail shape CHF 485,-
Crook Db, pig tail shape CHF 485,-
Crook C, pig tail shape CHF 485,-
RB-1, mouthpiece, out of soldered sheet brass CHF 165,-

April 2015