Historical trumpets

Our short form trumpets (3-hole system) and long form trumpets (4-hole system) can be used for practically the entire historical repertoire. Both enjoy great popularity. In addition, we offer an unsurpassed variety of largely authentic copies of slide trumpets, long trumpets, stopped trumpets, keyed trumpet and low-pitched valve trumpets.

The Egger short form trumpet has been the classic from Egger for many years. It uses the 3-hole system. Countless musicians appreciate the unique combination of its multifaceted, historical sound, as well as the precise response and good intonation. Depending on the historical original of the bell, the instrument can be used for Renaissance, Baroque, Classical as well as Romantic music. The Egger short form trumpet offers all keys of historical trumpet literature to be played on a single instrument and also impresses with its extraordinarily practical and ergonomic handling.

Our EGGER instruments

The Egger long form trumpet combines the practical advantages of the 4-hole system with the authenticity of the natural trumpet without ventholes. As an absolute classic, it has a radiant and extremely mixable sound combined with a very direct response and good intonation.

Depending on the historical original of the bell, the instrument can be used for Renaissance, Baroque, Classical as well as Romantic music. It can be playable in virtually all keys of the historical trumpet literature. For high keys from F430 upwards, the high-F trumpet is required. It is not without reason that soloists and orchestra professionals around the world have long relied on them.

Our EGGER instruments

The Egger natural trumpets are special instruments for very specific use in Renaissance and Baroque music. As natural instruments, they are by principle designed without ventholes and can only be tuned with tuning bits (usually in steps of 5 cents).

They are largely made of historical material with historical tools and working techniques such as: hand engravings and have the optical details of the respective era. All efforts are based on the aim of achieving the character of the original historical sound and at the same time a response as precise as possible.

Our EGGER instruments

Towards the end of the Classical era, a variety of designs evolved from the natural trumpet. Keyed trumpets heralded the beginning of this development. Nevertheless, invention trumpets without ventholes were used until late in the Romantic period and were complemented by stopped trumpets and slide trumpets.

In addition, after the invention of the valves in 1813, a whole family of valve instruments were added. The two most important representatives, piston and rotary valves, became influential for the great works of Romanticism.

Although built so differently, all these instruments have a dark, very characteristic sound in common. They are largely used with historical materials and working techniques such as stamping and the then emerging use of soft soldering technology.

Our EGGER instruments

In the 19th century offstage music for special instruments such as the post horn, the Aida trumpets and Lohengrin trumpets became inccreasingly popular. We offer a variety of these instruments.

For the most part, these are already instruments prescribed by the composer, such as Verdi’s Aida trumpets, which have already taken their usual form in his lifetime.

Our EGGER instruments

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