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Discussion in 'Horns' started by trumpetnick, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Can anybody tell me what is the name of the below instrument in English or German?

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  2. Bloomin Untidy Musician

    Bloomin Untidy Musician Piano User

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    It is the realisation of a little known "chordal trumpet" invented by one of Bachs less prolific brothers;PDQ Bach. PDQ got fed up with having a plinkyplonky harpsichord, plugging out the continuo part, so he came up with the idea of a "chordal trumpet." It provides a rich sonorous sound, to fill in the harmonies.


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    B.U.M
     
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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  4. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    I would like to think PDQ DID invent this thing. He was some sort of influence on me for many years, always not for the best.:-) The instrument comes up for discussion every so often. I believe it is a reed instrument, which would make it raucous by nature.;-) More practicsl to carry around than an Alpenhorn, though.
     
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  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    In German it is called a Schalmei. A Google search of "Schalmeienkapelle" at Google will produce lots of hits. Each bell has a reed, and they are commonly heard during Fasching, which occurs from the 11th of November until Ash Wednesday. They are loud, and not suited for Mozart!
     
  6. nordlandstrompet

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    Couple of years ago I was on holiday in Nessebar, Bulgary, and in the old city
    a similar instrument with 4 to 6 bells with 3 valves was for sale.
    It was a reed instrument and it was possible to play chords on it.
    Funny thing.
     
  7. andrew_jordan

    andrew_jordan Pianissimo User

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    Marco Blaauw's next inevitable phase. Is Ed Harkins onto something with the question, "could the future be Marco?"

    BTW - I'd sure like to have a double-bell trumpet just like his. Even the red lacquer.

    Drew
     
  8. oldlips48

    oldlips48 Piano User

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    Wow! A PDQ Bach reference!!!
     

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