Melody fanfare trumpet in B-flat
This instrument is part of a set of 14 fanfare trumpets made in memory of all ranks of the Royal Naval School of Music who lost their lives in the Second World War (1939-1945). They were paid for by voluntary subscriptions and were dedicated at the Royal Naval School of Music (RNSM) on the 1st of June 1948. It is a melody fanfare trumpet made in two sections (valve section and bell section) joined through a ligature screw joint, with three piston valves and one water-key located at the first bow (main tuning slide). All the valve slides have two pulling knobs. The finger ring holder is placed on the third valve casing. The bell section has two small rings for the respective banner of the RNSM. The instrument still has the original silver-plated mouthpiece. Nominal pitch: B-flat.
Boosey & Hawkes [Corporation]
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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- Place of production:
London (Timezone: Europe/London)
- Hornbostel-Sachs classification:423.233.1 Valve trumpets with short air column (less than 2 m)
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- Decorative elements:The bell section holds a banner of the Royal Navy School of Music of Royal blue velvet with gold lace fringes, and the badge design featuring a crown and anchor.
- Inscriptions:Stamped on the bell: Boosey & Hawkes Ltd (gothic script)|Engraved on bell: ROYAL [cap badge] MARINES / SCHOOL OF MUSIC / THESE FANFARE TRUMPETS WERE PURCHASED / BY THE VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS / OF THEIR COMRADES IN MEMORY OF THE / TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE N.C.O'S AND MEN, / OF THE ROYAL MARINE BAND SERVICE / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 / WHILST SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS / AND SHORE ESTABLISHMENTS|Engraved inside of the bell: HMS HERMIONE HMS NEPTUNE
- Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.233.1 Valve trumpets with short air column (less than 2 m)
- Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
- Measurements:Length: 1032mm; Bell diameter: 112mm