Prior to 1910, the trumpet was a great big heavy beast with rotary valves that looked and sounded like this:
The excerpt he played is from this piece of music (if the "French" horns look funny, it's because they're French Perinet horns in C with an ascending valve, a French tradition):
Here's what a full section of real trumpets sounds like (turn it up good 'n' loud):
This concludes today's lesson in music history
Edited by gsmonks, 15 May 2017 - 11:33 PM.