Historical sackbuts and trombones

The history of the trombone lasts for more than 500 years. With awe, passion, heart and soul, the instrument makers at Egger always orient themselves in touch to the original models. Preserving the original character, achieving the authentic sound – we see that as our task.

Our Renaissance sackbuts range from a tenor trombone by Anton Schnitzer the Elder to replicas by Sebastian Hainlein, Hieronimus Starck and Isaac Ehe. Thus, the art of Nuremberg instrument making from the time of the outgoing 16th century to the early Baroque of the 17th century.

We offer the player numerous possibilities and a high degree of individualization. If desired, our instruments can be handmade from Nuremberg sheet metal according to historical methods and richly decorated. Plugged variants with hinge and without tuning slide are available as well. In addition to the usual historical ones, we also offer modern slide positions on request.

Our EGGER instruments

In today’s performance practice, the orchestra increasingly wants to recreate the original sound of the Classical era. This includes a diverse range of works: symphonic works of classical music with a three trombone low brass section, but also solo performances such as the concerts of Albrechtsberger and Wagenseil or Mozart’s Tuba Mirum and Haydn’s creation are predestined.

Choosing the right bore for Classical trombones is one of the decisive criteria for an authentic sound. This is a little broader compared to Renaissance instruments to ensure a more contrasting playing while maintaining balance. Our Classical trombones are based on a whole set of originals by J.J. Schmied /Pfaffendorf. This allows us to offer a well balanced set of instruments.

Our EGGER instruments

Our Romantic trombones are based on the German trombone tradition. Originals by F.A. Heckel (Dresden) and Ed. Kruspe (Erfurt). With their darkly coloured, well-rounded sound and vocal character and at the same time great dynamic possibilities, these trombones offer a wide range of differentiated timbres and an enormous variability.

They are designed for the performance of Romantic music and were developed as part of a research project together with Ian Bousfield. For the orchestral works of Brahms, Bruckner or Wagner to music of the late Romantic period by e.g. Richard Strauss should be just as suitable for the instruments as for solo works, such as the David Concerto (1837) or the Concerto for trombone by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov (1877).

Our EGGER instruments

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