Long Trumpet Making
Course overview | During this 5 day course you will be involved with making a complete Long Trumpet out of sheet brass. This course has been running in the US and Germany for a number of years and we are delighted to now be bringing it to the UK annually.
You will be familiarized with the production methods of the 17th and 18th centuries trumpet-makers and make your own long trumpet (without holes) in the style of an original by Hans Hainlein made in 1632 (Collection of Musical Instruments at the City Museum of Munich).
Participants will gain not only trumpet making skills but also historical and contextual understanding.
The course will begin with a health and safety talk and then continue almost exclusively with hands-on workshop time.
The course will end with the instruments you have made, that were once just flat-brass on the work-top, being played! Tea and cake will be provided for the occasion!
Instrument type | Long Trumpet made in the style of an original by Hans Hainlein made in 1632.
The trumpets are made in D at A=415, and participants will also make a half step bit and some shorter fine tuning bits. The tutors will bring along one step crooks for each participant to finish.
The finished trumpet will play in D, D flat, and C at A=415.
They will not have any ventholes. There will be several models of baroque trumpet mouthpieces available to purchase.
Materials | Brass