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Bass trumpet

Bass trumpet with 4 valves. 2 water keys. Associated mouthpiece and two crooks to lower pitch to D and C. According to his widow, this instrument was used in the 1950s by Philip Jones to play Wagner at Covent Garden. This was unusual as the bass trumpet parts were usually played by trombone players and not trumpeters.

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  • Inscriptions:Stamped on bell: "L.P. / [bird with cavalry trumpet in its talons] / Boosey & Hawkes / Ltd / Makers / 295 Regent St / London. W.1. / 152212"
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  • Repository:Royal College of Music Museum
  • Measurements:Length: 705mm