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Commentary

Players of natural cornets and stopped trumpets placed their fingers in the bell of the instrument and closed it off to varying degrees to produce notes not in the harmonic series. The wear patterns in the painted bell interior of this instrument show evidence of this technique.

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Natural cornet, cornet simple. Brass body, ferrules and garland. Circular form; twice coiled. Crooks for B flat, A flat, G and F. Inside of bell decorated with foliage in gold on a crimson background. Stamped: Charles Kretzschmann Strasbourg (marked: A; and two five-petalled flowers). Mouthpiece probably original.

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natural cornet
14.5.47/201
Musical Instruments

1 item (description level: top)

423.121.22
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Aerophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  natural cornet
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  natural cornets
catalogue title:  423.121.22
classified as:  423.121.22

Additional maker information
Kretzschmann, Charles
Place
Strasbourg, Alsace, France, Western Europe, Europe
Additional place information
Strasbourg 
Date made
1825 - 1850
Additional date information
1825 - 1850 

Materials & techniques
copper alloy; metal; paint; gold
Additional material & technique information
material: copper alloy (overall)
material: gold (part)
material: metal (part)
material: paint (part)
Measurements
overall: 279 mm x 166 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 279 mm x 166 mm

Adam Carse Collection

Use
Players of natural cornets and stopped trumpets placed their fingers in the bell of the instrument to produce notes not in the harmonic series.


Related subjects
object name: natural cornets
object name (old): cornets
material: metal
material: copper alloy
material: paint
material: gold
classified as: 423.121.22 End blown labrosones with curved or folded tubes with mouthpiece

Record created 1999-12-26 by FPALMER
Record last updated 2017-10-23 by XGVIEWS