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Cornets and Trumpets Besson,King,Courtois,Guichard,Piatet,Aubertin,Couesnon,Gautrot,Selmer

 

The cornet was initially derived from the post horn around 1820 in France. Among the first manufacturers of modern cornets was Parisian Jean Asté in 1828. Cornets first appeared as separate instrumental parts in 19th century French compositions.

 

This instrument could not have been developed without the improvement of piston valves by Heinrich Stölzel and Friedrich Blühmel. In the early 19th century these two instrument makers almost simultaneously invented the valves still used today.

 

They jointly applied for a patent and were granted this for a period of ten years.

 

The first notable virtuoso player was Jean-Baptiste Arban, who studied the cornet extensively and published La grande méthode complète de cornet à piston et de saxhorn, commonly referred to as the Arban method, in 1864.Up until the early 20th century, the trumpet and cornet coexisted in musical ensembles. Symphonic repertoire often involves separate parts for trumpet and cornet.

 

As several instrument builders made improvements to both instruments, they started to look and sound more alike.

The modern day cornet is used in brass bands, concert bands, and in specific orchestral repertoire that requires a more mellow sound.

The instrument was once sometimes referred to as a cornopean, referencing the earliest cornets with the Stölzel valve system.

 

The modern trumpet has valves that allow it to play the same notes and fingerings as the cornet

Cornets and trumpets made in a given key (usually the key of Bb) play at the same pitch, and the technique for playing the instruments is nearly identical. However, cornets and trumpets are not entirely interchangeable, as they differ in timbre.

Also available, but usually seen only in the brass band, is an Eb soprano model, pitched a fourth above the standard Bb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bass Trumpet by Thibouville

 

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Cornopean by Finck Strasbourg

 

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Cornopean by Muller 3 Stoelzel valves

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Trumpets

Couesnon Monople

  King Liberty 

Aubertin

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Natural Trumpet by Matthew Parcker

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Natural Trumpet By Potter 1836/37

 

Aubertin Trumpet C / Bb

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Couesnon Trumpet Ut/Bb/La

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Selmer Trumpet C/Bb Sabarich Modèle

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Selmer Trumpet C/Bb Sabarich Modèle

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Trumpets

 

Aubertin in C

Couesnon C/Bb/La

Rampone C/Bb 

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Trumpet Thibouville Lamy

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Cornet Besson Bb / A

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Trumpet Aubertin Ut / Bb

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Cornet Besson

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Cornet Besson

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Cornet Piatet à Lyon

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Cornet Halary

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 Cornet Guichard

Stoelzel Valves

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Cornet Gautrot

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 Cornet Besson

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Cornet "Piatet"

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Cornet "Courtois"

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Neo Cor

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Cornet Gand à Laval

Two valves

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Trompette Besson

Cornet Halary-Sudre

Compensateur

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Cornet Guillouard

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Cornet "Bauer"

1884

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Cornet "Courtois"

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Cornet "Besson"

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