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Antique Instruments

/ Alto-Baroque Sackbut

The Alto-baroque model id based on the EHE 1720 instrument from the Leipzig University collection. Thougt it is a late facture, its bell profile is a good compromise between a narrow bell stem (baroque) and a quite shaped (renaissance) cone with a bell end of 99mm.

/ Tenor-Renaissance Sackbut

The Tenor-renaissance model, after an instrument of the Edinburgh University Collection built by A. Schnitzer in 1594, is very similar to the ”Drewelweez 1595” model of the Nuremberg Museum.
The bell size is 105mm and its wide bell stem with small flare give an easy volume of sound and a beautiful medium and low register. Still built during the baroque era, this type of bell is the most versatile, playing the tenor/bass part with shawms as well as voices ”colla parte”.

/ Tenor-Baroque Sackbut

The Tenor-baroque model is a copy of the Hainlein 1631 in the Frankfurt Historical Museum. Its narrower bell stem and more flared bell with a diameter of 102mm give a finer sound for a soloist uses or in a section completed with an alto and a bass scakbut.

The tuning system is integrated in the main slide of alto & tenor instruments. The removable bell hinge allows you to reach the different piches (465, 440, 430 ou 415Hz) by changing the bell-bow without any alteration of the original conicity, tuning or tone color.

/ Tortil for tenor sackbut

Mentioned by Praetorius and often represented in the iconography, this crook enable to pitch the tenor trombone one fourth lower, like a F bass instrument.

/ Tenor-Austrian early-classical Sackbut

The Tenor-Austrian early classical model, copy of Huschauer 1794, bell-size 117mm, in the Edinburgh University Collection; this type of bell, with a greater volume and a bell-diameter between 110 and 138mm, appears about 1690 and was still made in Mozart's day. It is the ideal instrument for the virtuoso Austian works of Caldara, fux, Ziani, Haydn...

/ Bass-Baroque Sackbut

The Bass-Baroque model is based on the Goltbeck 1635 model, for the Leipzig University Collection, but double-coiled to be pitched in 465, 440, 430 and 415. Its medium bore (11.6mm) conbined with a wide bell stem and aconical flare (diam. 122 mm) gives it a colourful timbre. Its very long slide allows it to be played in F at 465, 440, 430 et 415, as well as in Eb. 465 and 440, due to the several tuning slides included in the price.

/ German classical Trombones

Our German classical models are copies from a set of 3 trombones (alto, tenor & bass) in the Bate's collection (Oxford). They were built the same year (1814) in the same anonymous workshop. Appeared circa 1769 with the "Eschenbach" or "Schmied-Pfaffendorf" models, this type of instruments has a very narrowbell stem ended by a strong flare and joins harmoniously the early symphonic orchestra until 1840 (Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn...).
It is possible to order the whole trombone, or the bell section only, which fits the baroque slides described above. Avaible pitches are 440, 430 et 415.

- Alto Trombone in Eb : Bore : 10.2mm. Bell : 118 mm.

- Tenor Trombone in Bb : Bore : 10.6 mm. Bell : 133 mm.

- F bass Trombone : Bore : 11.6 mm. Bell : 160 mm. (Additional tuning slides for 430 and 415 included in the price).

/ Natural Trumpet

Our natural trumpet is a copy of Raoux (1800) as well as the tunes : Ut, D, E, Eb, F, G et Bb.

/ Baroque Horns

a. Technically the characteristics of the metal used at the time of the original horns is very special and remains a difficulty for the copy. Another difficulty lies in their assembly made of two long tubes joined by a ring (beautiful bill, beautiful sound).

b. Baroque horn with tones (late baroque period - classical beginning), tuning fork A = 415 hz. Copy of the Viennese Cor of LEICHAMSHNEIDER, beginning of 18th century.
Corpus with use of tones: G - F - Eb - D and Ut of classical Kretzschmann horn (1820) or others according to embellishment, intended for a tuning fork A = 430-440 hz.
Corpus with two 1/2 turns with 3 sliding tubes of different lengths offering the possibility to keep the tuning fork 415 hz, whether or not using the hand technique in the pavilion.

/ Natural Horns

a. Handmade copy of a horn crafted by instrument maker Lucien-Joseph RAOUX at the beginning of the 19th century. Hammered bell made using traditional techniques, hand-engraved for the manufacturer with identical tones UT/D/Eb/F/G/A and extension Bb frappés caractères anciens on solid silver plates. Conforms to a set of specifications created by different horn players and in close collaboration with different museums and collectors. (interior paint under consideration, also for the mouthpiece)

b. Cor from COURTOIS, ribs, manufacturing process and accessories identical to the original.

/ Viennese Horn

Copy of a viennese horn from 19th century by Leopold Uhlmann (1806 - 1878) in collaboration with Pierre Turpin.

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