Dating musician types
Many modern players in Germany and the UK who perform Baroque music use a version of the natural trumpet fitted with three or four vent holes to aid in correcting out-of-tune notes in the harmonic series.The melody-dominated homophony of the classical and romantic periods relegated the trumpet to a secondary role by most major composers owing to the limitations of the natural trumpet.Each valve, when engaged, increases the length of tubing, lowering the pitch of the instrument.A musician who plays the trumpet is called a trumpet player or trumpeter.When a fourth valve is present, as with some piccolo trumpets, it usually lowers the pitch a perfect fourth (five semitones).
The use of rotary-valved trumpets is more common in orchestral settings, although this practice varies by country.
The bronze and silver trumpets from Tutankhamun's grave in Egypt, bronze lurs from Scandinavia, and metal trumpets from China date back to this period.
The Shofar, made from a ram horn and the Hatzotzeroth, made of metal, are both mentioned in the Bible.
Flugelhorn, cornet, cornett, Flumpet, bugle, natural trumpet, bass trumpet, post horn, Roman tuba, buccina, cornu, lituus, shofar, dord, dung chen, sringa, shankha, lur, didgeridoo, Alphorn, Russian horns, serpent, ophicleide, piccolo trumpet, horn, alto horn, baritone horn, pocket trumpet A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family.
The development of the upper, "clarino" register by specialist trumpeters—notably Cesare Bendinelli—would lend itself well to the Baroque era, also known as the "Golden Age of the natural trumpet." During this period, a vast body of music was written for virtuoso trumpeters.