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The Five-Valve C Trumpet: History, Design, and Advantages

Abstract Since 1913, some of the world’s finest trumpeters have utilized the advantages of

specialized custom trumpets that can be played in multiple key centers through the operation of additional valves and slides. Merri Franquin (1848-1934), a leading trumpet teacher in twentieth-century Paris, patented two multiple-key trumpets: a four-piston- valve model that plays in the keys of C and D, and a five-piston-valve model that plays in the keys of A, B , C, and D. Thibouville-Lamy (1867-1969), a now-defunct French instrument company, built both models by adding extra valves and slides to three-valve C trumpets.

In the mid-1900s, top performers such as Roger Voisin, Armando Ghitalla, and David Hickman began using similar trumpets in performances a... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Ewing, Bryan Christopher (Author) / Hickman, David (Advisor) / Humphreys, Jere T (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Pedagogy / Performing arts / Design / Excerpts / Five-Valve / History / Performance / Trumpet
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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