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Coiled Trumpet by Steinmez, Imperial City of Nürnberg, before 1694
Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez,
Imperial City of Nürnberg, before 1694. The bell of this instrument is significantly larger than the bells found on the NMM's other natural trumpets made in Nürnberg. Current research suggests that it may be one of a group of transitional coiled instruments that led to the development of the horn, while still retaining some features of its trumpet ancestry. Gift of Barbara and Burton E. Hardin, Charleston, Illinois,
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Brass with silver-plated garland
Maker's Mark, Signature, Bell Rim, and Garland Decoration
garland decorated with engraved flowers, leaves, and scallop design in
repoussé. Maker's signature engraved on bell
F S [orb] / MACHT GEORG F.RICH STEINMEZ IN NURNBERG.
Sounding length: 3091 mm; internal diameter receiver: 11.8 mm; internal diameter minimum (at 33): 9.9 mm; bell diameter: 193 mm; outer coil diameter: 3112 mm; mouthpiece length: 2.78"; mouthpiece cup diameter: .7"; depth of cup: .4"; diameter of throat: 0.184".
Rare 18th-Century Hunting Horn Donated," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 14, No. 1 (October 1986), p. 4.
"1986 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 16, No. 1 (February 1987), p. 7.
Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 57-58.
André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 35.
Thomas Tritle, "Horns in The Shrine to Music Museum," Horn Call (October 1988), p. 31.
Sabine Klaus, "Horn oder Trompete? Ein Instrument von Johann Carl Kodisch, Nürnberg 1684," Jagd- und Waldhörner. Geschichte und musikalische Nutzung. Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte, Vol. 70, ed. by Boje E. Hans Schmuhl and Monika Lustig (Augsburg: Wißner, 2006), pp. 155-176.
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