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Bass fanfare trumpet in G

This instrument is associated with the Royal Military School of Music (RMSM). It is a bass fanfare trumpet made of silver-plated brass in two sections (valve section and bell section) joined through a metal threaded joint, with three piston valves, bottom-sprung, and one water-key located at the first bow. The second valve slide has a pull ring. The valve buttons have mother-of-pearl inlay and felt bumpers. The bell section has two small rings for the respective banner of the RMSM. Nominal pitch: G.

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  • Decorative elements:The bell section holds a banner of the Royal Military School of Music.
  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: L.P. / [eagle trademark] / Boosey & Hawkes / Ltd / Makers / 295 Regent St / London W. 1. / 149209 / R. M. S. M. 33.|Stamped on 2nd valve casing: E|Stamped on valve casings: 1 2 3|Stamped on bell receiver: 1|Stamped on valve section receiver: 3
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.233.2 Valve trumpets with long air column (more than 2 m)
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 1165mm; Height: 150mm; Bell diameter: 154mm; Sounding length: 3200mm