Natural Trumpet by Johann Wilhelm Haas,
Imperial City of Nürnberg,
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NMM 3601. Natural trumpet by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1710-1720. Brass. Restored by Ursula Menzel, Munich, 1984. Board of Trustees, 1985.
Maker's Signature on Bell Garland
Engraved on bell garland: IOHANN / WILHELM / HAAS, NÜRNBERG. Master's mark: IWH / [rabbit facing left with front feet off ground].
Additional Views of Bell Garland and Bell Rim
Four cast angel's heads applied to bell garland. Engraving between angels includes maker's signature, master's mark, a pomegranate, and a tulip. Nürnberg rim; cast rim wire with floral dot-and-leaf pattern identical with NMM 7212.
Scallop Shell Edging on Bell Garland
Scallop shell decoration stamped from the front and raised with spherical punch tool from the back. Several punch marks are not centered within the scallops, as seen in example above.
Helical, fluted ferrules; each ferrule facing the bell is serrated at the end. Decoration consists of two engraved and one impressed line, with rings of cast wire (similar to bell-rim wire); larger cast wire includes images of grapes, apples, and pears.
Cast Ball and Sleeves
An African Face
Two Caucasian Faces
Cast ball with three male faces, including two Caucasian faces with pointed head gear (close-ups of face 1 and face 2) and one African face. Figures similar, but not identical with NMM 7212. Sleeve with serrated ends and engraved flame-and-beam pattern.
Views of Binding Ring
Bell Interior and Detail of Tab Seam
Tab seam visible in bell interior
Reproduction brass mouthpiece copied from an original made in 1730.
Sounding length: 2100 mm; body length: 700 mm; bell diameter: 111 mm.
"1985 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 15, No. 1 (February 1986), p. 8.
Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass
Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 52-54 and 56.
André P. Larson, The
National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion:
National Music Museum, 1988), p. 34.
David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 270.
Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music: New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 10.
Paul Voet, De Eeuwigheid van Trompetten en Trompetters: Ontstaan en Evolutie (Wormerveer, The Netherlands: Molenaar Edition BV, 2006), p. 118, fig. 78.
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