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Bach trumpet

Bach trumpet. High-pitched natural (i.e. unvalved) tpt. used in late 17th and 18th cents. J. S. Bach and Handel wrote ornate passages for it in certain comps. In the late 1880s valved versions were prod. on which such passages could be played, but virtuoso players today have recovered the art of playing the natural tpt. and need no such aids.

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