Trompe de Chasse in D

Courtois père

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 680

Hunting horns are natural brass instruments (that is, without valves) and like bugles, sound only the limited sequence of notes in the harmonic series. This hunting horn is of the type called a trompe dauphine, which became the official hunting horn of the French court in 1729. As such, it was used until the French Revolution. Later, slightly smaller versions came into use.


Trompe de Chasse in D, Courtois père, Brass, French

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