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Annotated Checklist of
European Brass Instruments
Made Before 1800

 NMM 3601. Trumpet by J. W. Haas, Imperial City of Nuremberg, ca. 1710-1720

Instrument Index

Cornetti
Trumpets
Horns
Trombones



Maker Index

Crétien
Ehe II, Johann Leonard:  1686-1724 (2 examples)
Ehe III, Johann Leonard
Ehe I, Wolf Magnus
Fiebig, Johann Christoph
Franck, Johann Paul
Furst, Balthas
Haas, Ernst Johann Conrad
Haas, Johann Wilhelm: 1681, 1690-1710, ca. 1700, 1710-1720
Haas, Wolf Wilhelm:  1706, 1754-1759
Hainlein, Paul
Kodisch, Johann Carl: 1684, 1700, 1701
Nagel, Michael
Raoux, Joseph
Raoux, Lucien-Joseph
Rodenbostel, George Henry
Schmidt, Paulus
Steinmetz, Cornelius
Steinmez, Georg Friedrich
Woodham, Richard
Wittmann, Christian



Cornetti
(in chronological order)

NMM 10135. Treble cornetto, Italy, ca. 1550-1650. Octagonal body of wood (two halves), covered with leather, embossed decoration, upper part shaped in a diamond pattern. Original leather case. Ex colls.: Ernst Buser, Basel; Gerhard Stradner, Vienna. Joe and Joella Utley Collection, 2002.

Lit.:  Edward H. Tarr, "Ein Katalog erhaltener Zinken," Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis, Peter Reidemeister, editor, Vol. 5 (1981), pp. 63-65.

Wilfried Seipel, ed. Für Aug' und Ohr: Musik in Kunst- und Wunderkammern. Exhibition catalog, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Schloss Ambras, 7 July-31 October 1999 (Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1999), pp. 126-127.

Sabine Klaus, "Competing with Violins and Almost Like a Human Voice . . . Two More Cornetti Added to Museum Treasures," America's National Music Museum Newsletter 29, No. 4 (November 2002), pp. 4-5.

Bruce Haynes. A History of Performing Pitch. The Story of "A". (Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2002), p. 427.


NMM 6200. Cornettino, Southern Germany, ca. 1600. Octagonal body of ivory with horn mounts at each end. Six finger holes, one thumbhole. Joe and Joella Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  Sabine Klaus, "Persistent 'Detective Work' Sheds New Light on Two Precious Ivory Cornetti in the Utley Collection," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), pp. 4-5.

Sabine Klaus. "Zwei Elfenbein-Zinken aus Süddeutschland?" Zur Geschichte von Cornetto und Clarine. Symposium im Rahmen der 25. Tage Alter Musik in Herne 2000. Christian Ahrens and Gregor Klinke, eds. (Munich and Salzburg: Musikverlag Katzbichler, 2001), pp. 35-50.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music:  New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 9.

Ted Muenster, "South Dakota's Shrine to Music," Prairie Fire 3, No. 4 (April 2009): 14.


NMM 7368. Cornetto, Southern Germany, ca. 1600. Octagonal body of ivory, upper part shaped in a diamond pattern. Engraved with foliate designs darkened with black pigment. Ex coll.: Barons von Rothschild, Vienna. Joe and Joella Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  "Recent Acquisitions," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 4 (November 1999), p. 6.

Sabine Klaus, "Persistent 'Detective Work' Sheds New Light on Two Precious Ivory Cornetti in the Utley Collection," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 1 (February 2001), pp. 4-5.

David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 270.

Sabine Klaus. "Zwei Elfenbein-Zinken aus Süddeutschland?" Zur Geschichte von Cornetto und Clarine. Symposium im Rahmen der 25. Tage Alter Musik in Herne 2000. Christian Ahrens and Gregor Klinke, eds. (Munich and Salzburg: Musikverlag Katzbichler, 2001), pp. 35-50.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music:  New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 9.

Ted Muenster, "South Dakota's Shrine to Music," Prairie Fire 3, No. 4 (April 2009): 14.


NMM 3451. Tenor cornetto, Germany, ca. 1650. Octagonal body of wood covered with leather. Six finger holes, one thumbhole. One silver, open-standing fishtail key and cover. Silver ferrule. Ex coll.: Canon Francis W. Galpin, Harlow, England. Board of Trustees, 1984.

Lit.:  An Illustrated Catalogue of the Music Loan Exhibition Held . . . by the Worshipful Company of Musicians of Fishmongers' Hall, June and July 1904 (London: Novello, 1909), pp. 181 and 201.

Tony Bingham, Catalogue No. 10, Old Brasswind Instruments (London: Tony Bingham, 1983), p. 1.

"1984 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 14, No. 1 (February 1985), P. 4.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 50-51, 54, and 56.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 35.


NMM 10136. Treble cornetto, France or Germany, 17th or 18th century. Wood, one-piece, with brass ferrule at the mouthpiece receiver. Ex coll.: Gerhard Stradner, Vienna. Joe and Joella Utley Collection, 2002.

Lit.:  Die Klangwelt Mozarts. Exhibition catalog, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 28 April-27 October 1991 (Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1991), p. 295, no. 193.

Sabine Klaus, "Competing with Violins and Almost Like a Human Voice . . . Two More Cornetti Added to Museum Treasures," America's National Music Museum Newsletter 29, No. 4 (November 2002), pp. 4-5.

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Trumpets
(in chronological order)

NMM 3873. Trumpet by Paul Hainlein, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1666. Engraved on bell garland: MACHT PAVL / HAINLEIN /[hen facing left, sitting on nest] / P. H. / IN NVRNBERG / ANNO 1666. Composite trumpet probably made from remnants of two or more period instruments; original bell. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 52-54 and 56.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 34.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music:  New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 10.

Paul Voet, De Eeuwigheid van Trompetten en Trompetters: Ontstaan en Evolutie (Wormerveer, The Netherlands: Molenaar Edition BV, 2006), p. 118, fig. 78.


NMM 3600. Trumpet by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1690-1710. Engraved on bell garland: [hare running to the left ] / I W HAAS, Fec. Noriberg. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  "1985 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 15, No. 1 (February 1986), p. 8.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 52-54 and 56.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), pp. 34-35.

David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 270.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music:  New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 10.

Paul Voet, De Eeuwigheid van Trompetten en Trompetters: Ontstaan en Evolutie (Wormerveer, The Netherlands: Molenaar Edition BV, 2006), p. 118, fig. 78.


NMM 4013. Coiled trumpet by Georg Friedrich Steinmez, Imperial City of Nürnberg, before 1694. Coiled. Engraved on bell garland: G F S [orb] / MACHT GEORG F.RICH STEINMEZ IN NURNBERG. Gift of Barbara and Burton E. Hardin, Charleston, Illinois, 1986.

Lit.:  "Rare 18th-Century Hunting Horn Donated," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 14, No. 1 (October 1986), p. 4.

"1986 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 16, No. 1 (February 1987), p. 7.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum,"Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 57-58.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 35.

Thomas Tritle, "Horns in The Shrine to Music Museum," Horn Call (October 1988), p. 31.

Sabine Klaus, "Horn oder Trompete? Ein Instrument von Johann Carl Kodisch, Nürnberg 1684," Jagd- und Waldhörner. Geschichte und musikalische Nutzung. Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte, Vol. 70, ed. by Boje E. Hans Schmuhl and Monika Lustig (Augsburg: Wißner, 2006), pp. 155-176.


NMM 10782.  Trumpet in E-flat by Johann Carl Kodisch, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1700. Engraved on bell garland:  ICK / [horse jumping to right] and MACHT IOHANN CARL KODISCH NVRNB. Garland decorated with scallop design in repoussé. Ex coll.: Jack and Suzanne Sigler, Ruskin, Florida. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 2004.

Lit.:  Sabine Klaus, "Found in the Sunny South: A Trumpet by Johann Carl Kodisch, Imperial City of Nürnberg, After 1681," National Music Museum Newsletter 32, No. 1 (February 2005), pp. 4-5.


NMM 7249. Trumpet in D by Johann Leonhard Ehe II, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1710. Engraved on bell garland: I L [head of man wearing turban, facing right] and MACHT IOHANN LEONARD / EHE IN NVRNBERG. Ex coll.: Ernst Buser, Binningen, Switzerland. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  Edward H. Tarr, La Tromba in Europa dal '500 al '900. Gli strumenti del Museo della Tromba di Bad Saeckingen (Montava: Tipografia Commerciale Cooperativa, 1991), p. 20-21.

André P. Larson, "One of Great Collections . . .  Joe & Joella Utley Donate More than 500 Rare Brass Instruments," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 4 (November 1999), p. 2.


NMM 7250. Trumpet in D by Johann Leonhard Ehe II, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1710. Engraved on bell garland: I L [head of man wearing turban, facing right] E and MACHT IOHANN LEONHA / EHE IN NVRNBE. Ex coll.: Ernst Buser, Binningen, Switzerland. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  Edward H. Tarr, La Tromba in Europa dal '500 al '900. Gli strumenti del Museo della Tromba di Bad Saeckingen (Montava: Tipografia Commerciale Cooperativa, 1991), p. 20-21.


NMM 3601. Trumpet by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1710-1720. Engraved on bell garland: I W H / [hare running to left] / IOHANN / WILHELM / HAAS / NURNBERG. Garland decorated with cast angels and scallop design in repoussé. Board of Trustees, 1985.

Lit.:  "1985 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 15, No. 1 (February 1986), p. 8.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 52-54 and 56.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 34.

David Schulenberg, Music of the Baroque (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 270.

Mary Oleskiewicz, "The Rise of Italian Chamber Music," Chapter Three in The World of Baroque Music:  New Perspectives, edited by George B. Stauffer (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006), p. 50 and plate 10.

Paul Voet, De Eeuwigheid van Trompetten en Trompetters: Ontstaan en Evolutie (Wormerveer, The Netherlands: Molenaar Edition BV, 2006), p. 118, fig. 78.


NMM 7212. Trumpet in D by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1710-1720. Engraved on bell garland: IOHANN / WILHELM / HAAS / NURNBERG and [forward facing hare leaping to left] / IWH. Garland decorated with scallop shells and four cast angel heads. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  Sabine Klaus, "Haas & Haas: A Miniature Horn and a Natural Trumpet from the Most Famous Nürnberg Workshop," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 2 (May 2001), pp. 4-5.


NMM 7410. Trumpet in E-flat by Wolf Magnus Ehe I, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1714-1722. Engraved on bell garland: W M [laurel wreath] E and MACHT WOLF MAGNUS EHE / IN NURNB. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, "Joe & Joella Utley Donate More than 500 Rare Brass Instruments," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 4 (November 1999), p. 2.

Sabine K. Klaus, with contributions from Robert Pyle, "Measuring Sound:  BIAS Aids Understanding of Brass Instruments," NMM Newsletter 37, No. 3 (December 2010).


NMM 5071. Trumpet by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1716-1723. Engraved on bell garland: I W H / [hare running to left] / I. W. HAAS, Nor. Gold-plated garland decorated with cast military emblems, including drums, flags, and armour, and scallop design in repoussé. Ex coll.: Edward H. Tarr, Rheinfelden-Eichsel, Germany. Ex coll.:  Edward H. Tarr, Rheinfelden-Eichsel, Germany. Arne B. & Jeanne F. Larson Fund; funds given by Helen & Robert D. Thorne, Walnut Creek, California, in memory of Grace L. Beede; and, funds given by Clifford & LaVonne Graese, Windermere, Florida, 1991.

Lit.:  "1991 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 21, No. 1 (February 1992), p. 8.

André P. Larson, Beethoven: Musical Treasures from The Age of Revolution and Romance, with essays by John Eliot Gardner, William Meredith, and Gerhard Stradner, exhibition catalog, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, January 30-March 21, 1999 (Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum, 1999), p. 14.

André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 52.


NMM 7251. Trumpet by Cornelius Steinmetz, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1750. Engraved on bell garland: C [bunch of grapes] St and M CORNELIUS STEIN / METZ IN NURNB. Ex coll.: Ernst Buser, Binningen, Switzerland. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, "Joe & Joella Utley Donate More than 500 Rare Brass Instruments," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 26, No. 4 (November 1999), p. 2.


NMM 7160. Trumpet in D by Johann Leonhard Ehe III, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1750. Engraved on bell garland: I L [head of man wearing turban, facing right] E and M IOHANN LEONHARD / EHE IN NURNB. Ex coll.: Edward H. Tarr, Rheinfelden-Eichsel, Germany. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.: Edward H. Tarr, Baroque Masterpieces for Trumpet & Organ, Vol. III (Nonesuch Records: 1978). Tarr plays NMM 7160 in the "English Suite in D for Trumpet & Organ" by Jeremiah Clarke (1637-1707).

Robert Barclay, The Art of the Trumpet-Maker (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992), pp. 52, 59, 119, and 162.

Reine Dahlqvist and Bengt Eklund, "The Brandenburg Concerto No. 2," Euro-ITG Newsletter 2 (1995), p. 6.

Edward H. Tarr, "Trumpet," The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition, Stanley Sadie, editor (New York and London: Macmillan, 2001), Vol. 25, p. 832, fig. 12a.

Edward H. Tarr, "Natural Trumpet in D by Johann Leonhard Ehe II," Historical Instrument Window, International Trumpet Guild Journal (June 2003), p. 68.


NMM 10436. Trumpet by Christian Wittmann, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1795. Impressed on bell garland: C [6-pointed star in circle] W [double eagle with crown] NÜRN BERG [double eagle with crown]. Board of Trustees, 2003.

Lit.: André P. Larson, "Celebrating 30 Great Years . . . Sioux Falls Exhibition Crowns Another Notable Year," National Music Museum Newsletter 30, No. 4 (November 2003), p. 3.


NMM 13505. Natural trumpet in F by George Henry Rodenbostel, London, before 1789/90, converted into a slide trumpet by Richard Woodham, London, before 1797/98. Ex coll.: Canon Francis W. Galpin; R. Morley-Pegge; Brian Galpin. Utley Foundation, 2008.

Lit.:  Cynthia Adams Hoover, "The Slide Trumpet of the Nineteenth Century," Brass Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Summer 1963), pp. 159-174 and table II.

Peter Barton, "The Woodham-Rodenbostel Slide Trumpet and Others, Employing the 'Clock-Spring' Mechanism," The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 42 (August 1989), pp. 112-120.

Art Brownlow, The Last Trumpet.  A History of the English Slide Trumpet (Stuyvesant, New York:  Pendragon Press, 1996), pp. 46, 47, 49, and 50.

Francis W. Galpin, Old English Instruments of Music (London 1910), fourth edition, revised with supplementary notes by Thurston Dart (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1965), plate 42.

The Galpin Society, An Exhibition of European Musical Instruments (Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University, 1968), p. 45, no. 314.

Lyndesay G. Langwill, "Two Rare Eighteenth-Century London Directories," Music and Letters, Vol. 30, No. 1 (1949), p. 40.

Albert Rice, "Curtis Janssen and a Selection of Outstanding Brasses at the Fiske Museum, The Claremont Colleges, California," Historic Brass Society Journal, Vol. 17 (2005), p. 90.

Wheeler, Joseph, "Further Notes on the Classic Trumpet," The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 18 (1965), p. 16.

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Horns
(in chronological order)

NMM 7490. Hunting horn by Crétien, Vernon, Normandy, ca. 1650. Semicircular (demi-lune) shape. Stamped above bell garland: VERNON [forward facing stag leaping to right]. Garland decorated with five-petal flowers engraved around circumference. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 2000.


NMM 7213. Miniature natural horn by Johann Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1681. Engraved on bell garland: [forward facing hare leaping to left] I · W · H and IOHANN · WILHELM · HAAS · NVRNB 1681. Garland decorated with four cast angel heads with wings, engravings of flowers, and elaborately punched and engraved scallop shells. City inspection mark, N, stamped on bell. Ex coll.: Ernst W. Buser, Binningen, Switzerland. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 1999.

Lit.:  Sabine Klaus, "Haas & Haas: A Miniature Horn and a Natural Trumpet from the Most Famous Nürnberg Workshop," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 2 (May 2001), pp. 4-5.

Karin Tebbe, Ursula Timann, and Thomas Eser, Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, Band I. Meister, Werke, Marken (Nürnberg: Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 2007), Teil 1: Text, p. 505; Teil 2: Tafeln, 993.


NMM 7459. Natural horn in F by Johann Carl Kodisch, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1684. Engraved on bell garland: I C K [forward facing horse leaping to left] and MACHT · IOHANN · CARL · KODISH · NVRNBERG 1684. Garland decorated with cast figures depicting a hunting scene (including one hunter playing a horn, two dogs, one hunter with gun, a boar, a fox, and a hare), engraved leaves, and scallop design.  Ex coll.: Walter J. Erdmann, Goslar.  Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 2000.

Lit.:  Sabine Klaus, "Acquisition of a Superb Horn Built by Johann Carl Kodisch in 1684 Helps Preserve a House Built in Germany in 1510," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 28, No. 3 (August 2001), pp. 4-5.


NMM 3488. Jagdhorn (hunting horn) by Wolf Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, after 1706. Engraved on bell garland: I W H / [hare running left looking backward to right] / MACHT IOHANN / WILHELM / HAAS / IN NV / RNBERG. Garland decorated with cast figures including a lion's head, hunter on horseback, and two dogs chasing a rabbit and a deer, engraved trees, and scallop design in repoussé. Board of Trustees, 1984.

Lit.:  "1984 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 14, No. 1 (February 1985), p. 4.

Gary Ray Moege, "A Catalog of the Alto Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments," D.M.A. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1985, pp. 27-29.

Herbert Heyde, "Zwischen Hoernern und Jaegertrompeten," Brass Bulletin 55, No. 3 (1986), pp. 48 and 50.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 54-57.

Thomas Tritle, "Horns in The Shrine to Music Museum," Horn Call (October 1988), p. 32.


NMM 3347. Jagdhorn (hunting horn) by Paulus Schmidt, Imperial City of Nürnberg, ca. 1750. Engraved on bell garland: MACHT PAULUS / SCHMIDT. IN / NURNB and P [rooster]S. Garland decorated with engravings of six crowned, double-headed eagles with outstretched wings. Bell interior painted black. Board of Trustees, 1984.

Lit.:  Gary Ray Moege, "A Catalog of the Alto Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments," D.M.A. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1985, pp. 29-31.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 56-57.


NMM 13000. Signal hunting horn by Wolf Wilhelm Haas, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1754-1759. Engraved on bell garland: I W H / [hare running left looking backward to right] / I. W. HAAS, Nürnberg. Garland decorated with cast figures including a lion's head, hunter on horseback, a dog, a fox, engraved trees, and scallop design in repoussé. Original mouthpiece. Ex coll.: Barons von Rothschild, Vienna. Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, 2006.

Lit.:  Willi Wörthmüller, "Die Instrumente der Nürnberger Trompeten- u. Posaunenmacher," Mitteilungen des Vereins für Geschichte der Stadt Nürnberg, Vol. 46 (1955), p. 437.

Christie's South Kensington, Musical Instruments from the von Rothschild Collection, London, June 16, 1999, lot #49, p. 76.

Sotheby's Catalog, Important Silver, Gold Boxes & Objects of Vertu, London, November 29, 2006, lot #119, p. 96.

Sabine Klaus, "Splendid 18th-Century Nürnberg Silver Horn from the Rothschild Collection Finds a Home at the NMM," National Music Museum Newsletter 34, No. 2 (May 2007), pp. 3-4.


NMM 2488. Hunting horn by Joseph Raoux, Rue Ticquetonne, Paris, ca. 1769-1776. Engraved on bell garland: FAIT Á PARIS PAR RAOUX / ORDINAIRE DU ROY RUE / TICQUETONNE. Board of Trustees, 1978.

Lit.:  "Important Acquisitions Continue to be Made," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 7, No. 2 (April 1980), p. 2.

Gary Ray Moege, "A Catalog of the Alto Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments," D.M.A. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1985, pp. 500-501.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 58-59.

Thomas Tritle, "Horns in The Shrine to Music Museum," Horn Call (October 1988), p. 31.


NMM 4082. Cor solo by Lucien-Joseph Raoux, Paris, after 1781. Engraved on bell garland: FAIT A PARIS PAR RAOUX, SEUL ORDINAIRE DU ROY, PLACE DU LOUVRE. Garland gold-plated. Eight crooks. Board of Trustees, 1986.

Lit.:  Amadeus: His Music and the Instruments of Eighteenth-Century Vienna: An Exhibition at The Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, February 4-March 2, 1990 (Vermillion, SD: Shrine to Music Museum, 1990), p. 18.

André P. Larson, Beethoven: Musical Treasures from The Age of Revolution and Romance, with essays by John Eliot Gardner, William Meredith, and Gerhard Stradner, exhibition catalog, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, January 30-March 21, 1999 (Santa Ana: The Bowers Museum, 1999), p. 16.

André P. Larson, Beethoven & Berlioz, Paris & Vienna: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance 1789-1848, with essay by John Koster, exhibition catalog, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 12-November 2, 2003 (Vermillion: National Music Museum 2003), p. 56.


NMM 1466. Jagdhorn (hunting horn) by Balthas Furst, Ellwangen, 1783. Engraved on bell garland: MACHT BALTHAS FURST IN ELLWANG / 1783. Bell interior lacquered black. Board of Trustees, 1976.

Lit.:  Gary Ray Moege, "A Catalog of the Alto Brass Instruments in the Arne B. Larson Collection of Musical Instruments," D.M.A. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1985, pp. 308-309.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), p. 58.

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Trombones
(in chronological order)

NMM 3592. Tenor slide trombone by Michael Nagel, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1656. Engraved on bell garland: MACHT · MICHAEL [shield with bird and initials MN] NAGEL · NVR 1656. Slide may be an early 18th-century replacement. Ex coll.: Bohland & Fuchs, Graslitz, Bohemia. Purchase funds gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. Graese, Saddle River, New Jersey, 1985.

Lit.:  "1985 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 15, No. 1 (February 1985), p. 9.

Larry Kitzel, "The Trombones of The Shrine to Music Museum," D.M.A. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1985, pp. 234-235.

Margaret Downie Banks, "17th-and 18th-Century Brass Instruments at The Shrine to Music Museum," Brass Bulletin 58, No. 2 (1987), pp. 52, 54, and 56.

André P. Larson, The National Music Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir (Vermillion: National Music Museum, 1988), p. 7.

William Waterhouse, The New Langwill Index: A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers and Inventors (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), p. 278.

Stewart Carter, "Early Trombones in America's Shrine to Music Museum," Historic Brass Society Journal 10 (1998), pp. 92-94, 102-104.


NMM 4649. Tenor slide trombone by Johann Carl Kodisch, Imperial City of Nürnberg, 1701. Engraved on bell garland: I C K [prancing horse facing left] / MACHT · IOHANN CARL · KODISCH · NVRNB 1701. Garland decorated with engraved leaves, flowers, and a scallop design in repoussé. Ex coll.: Ernst Buser, Basel, Switzerland. Purchase funds gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. Graese, Orlando, Florida, 1989.

Lit.:  Lyndesay G. Langwill, An Index of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers, 6th edition (Edinburgh: Lyndesay G. Langwill, 1980), p. 93.

Howard Weiner, "The Trombone, Changing Times, Changing Slide Positions (Part 2)," Brass Bulletin 36 (1981), pp. 59-60.

"Treasures from the Age of Louis XIV," Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 17,, No. 1 (October 1989), p. 1.

"1989 Acquisitions at USD Music Museum," Newsletter of the American Musical Instrument Society 19, No. 1 (February 1990), p. 14.

Stewart Carter, "Early Trombones in America's Shrine to Music Museum," Historic Brass Society Journal 10 (1998), pp. 94-96, 105-107.


NMM 4896. Tenor slide trombone by Johann Paul Franck, Hildburghausen, Thuringia (Germany), 1744. Stamped on bell garland: * MACHT * IOHANN * PAULL * FRANCK * IN * HILDBURG * HAUSSEN * ANNO * 1744. Silver-plated garland decorated with an engraved geometric design. Ex coll.: Ernst Buser, Basel, Switzerland. Purchase funds gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. Graese, Orlando, Florida, 1990.

Lit.:   Stewart Carter, "Early Trombones in America's Shrine to Music Museum," Historic Brass Society Journal 10 (1998), pp. 96-98, 108-109.


NMM 5946. Alto trombone by Johann Christoph Fiebig, Berngrund, Saxony, 1771. Engraved on bell garland: IO HANN CHRISTOPH / FIEBIG MACHTS IN / BERNGRUNDT 1771. Board of Trustees, 1996.

Lit.:  André P. Larson, "Alto Trombone by Johann Christoph Fiebig, Berngrundt bei Dresden, Saxony (Germany), ca. 1771," The South Dakota Musician 32, No. 3 (Spring 1998), cover and p. 20.

"A Unique Alto Trombone from 18th-century Saxony," America's Shrine to Music Museum Newsletter 25, No. 2 (February 1998), p. 8.

Stewart Carter, "Early Trombones in America's Shrine to Music Museum," Historic Brass Society Journal 10 (1998), pp. 98-99, 110-111.

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