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"Aida" trumpet

This instrument is associated with the Royal Military School of Music. It is an "Aida" trumpet, as it was known before the standardized "Coronation" or fanfare trumpets, made of silver-plated brass in two sections (valve section and bell section) joined through a ligature screw joint, with three piston valves. The valves are bottom-sprung, with metal guides and cork bumpers. The valve tuning slides have two pulling knobs. The mouthpiece receiver has a ligature screw ferrule with an extra bit. Nominal pitch: B-flat.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: HAWKES & SON / Denman Street / Piccadilly Circus / LONDON / PRESENTED TO THE / ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC / BY / LT COLONEL A. G. BALFOUR / COMMANDANT / 1906 / No1.|Stamped on 2nd valve casing: HAWKES & SON / LONDON / 8|Stamped on mechanisms: 3 2 1
  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:423.233.2 Valve trumpets with long air column (more than 2 m)
  • Repository:Museum of Army Music
  • Measurements:Length: 1265mm; Bell diameter: 156mm; Sounding length: 1265mm