Trombone History Image: Another 16th Century Wind Band

A few weeks ago I mentioned adding an image of a 16th century wind band from Spain to the Trombone History Timeline (16th Century). Today I added another 16th century wind band image, this one from Germany. The trombonist appears to be playing the horn in a very vertical position, although it is difficult to know how literal the depiction is.

c. 1560-80—Nuremberg, Germany: Municipal Wind Players, an image from the Heldt’schen Trachtenbuch, shows a trombone playing in a wind band. The musicians wear the costume and badges of civic musicians (see below image; public domain) (Berlin, Kunstbibliothek).

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