Tromba da caccia

The Tromba da caccia is also known as the Reiche instrument. The bell of this instrument was copied in the flare area after the Corno da Caccia by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Nuremberg in 1688, from the Trumpet Museum in Bad Säckingen. The remaining bore measurements are computer-simulated according to the well-known portrait of Johann Gottfried Reiche, which Elias Gottlob Haußmann painted around 1726.

In the construction of this instrument, largely traditional handcrafting techniques are used. All pipes incl. bell are soldered from hammered brass sheet and have a solder seam. The application of such handcrafting methods brings an approximation to the original instruments in terms of musical-acoustic behavior, in particular the timbre. The garland is engraved, the braces are decorated according to the Haas instrument, the instrument is polished by hand according to historical methods.

  • The body is in the key of F (415 Hz).
  • Further keys E (415 Hz) as well as D, C, B (440 Hz or 415 Hz) are possible
  • The individual keys are available as extension crooks

Body Tromba da Caccia in E 440 Hz

Eb pin


D 415 Hz crook


C 415 Hz crook



Tuning bit T1

38 mm, for approx. 10 cents

Tuning bit T2

55 mm, for approx. 20 cents

Tuning bit T3

75 mm, for approx. 40 cents

3 Angel heads on garland

Hand engraving after Johann Wilhelm Haas

Slide section for Corno da Tirarsi

To be played with trumpet mouthpiece

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