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Buccin Trombone Charles Kretzschmann à Strasbourg
The buccin is a visually distinctive trombone popularized in military bands in France between 1810–1845 which subsequently faded into obscurity.
The exact date of the invention of the buccin has not been documented and apart from Berlioz’s Messe, there is little in the way of surviving music
Yet we do know that the buccin was popularized in military bands in France between 1810–1845
The visual appeal of band members in uniform playing instruments with zoomorphic heads in addition to the buccin, serpents, bass horns, bassoons and Russian bassoons—a form of upright serpent—all were made with decorative bells was indisputable and manufacturers were quick to supply more and more exotic designs.