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.
- 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.
- 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
Instrument in Eb, Historic
Instrument in Eb, MDC
|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,-|