7 More Angel-Trombones

I just finished adding 7 more images of angels playing trombone to the Trombone History Timeline and to the collection of angel-trombones on Hubpages (where there are now 112 examples). These images and several others will also be added to the interactive Google map of Trombone Art in Europe.

c. 1500—Söhlde, Nettlingen, Germany: A painting in the Evangelische Pfarrkirche St. Maria features an angel trombonist. See below image; public domain (Bildarchiv Foto Marburg).söhlde cropped

1583—Leipzig, Germany: Tabulaturbuch Johannes Rühling includes an image of an angel playing trombone (see below image; public domain) (special thanks to Suzanne van Os).tablature cropped

c. 1600—Legnano, Italy: A lunette painting by Giovan Pietro Luini in the Basilica of San Magno depicts an angel trombonist (see below image; public domain).luini lunette

Early 1600s—Bologna, Italy: A painting in the Oratorio dei Battuti of Santa Maria della Vita features a number of angel musicians, including what appears to be a partially-obscured trombone player (see below image; public domain). Special thanks to Bruce Dickey.santa maria oratory detail

Early 1600s—Bologna, Italy: A painting in the Oratorio dei Battuti of Santa Maria della Vita features an angel playing what appears to be a trombone. One possibility is that part of the original bell of the instrument may have been turned into an extra bow of tubing by a restorer (see below image; public domain). Special thanks to Bruce Dickey.santa maria weird dtl

1659—Rostock, Germany: The title page of Heinrich Müller’s collection, Geistliche Seelen-Music, features an engraving of numerous angel musicians, including one playing trombone (see below image; public domain).müller cropped

1700s—Novara Diocese, Piedmont Region: A Lombard-Piedmontese painter depicts an angel-trombonist (see below image; public domain) (source: chiesacattolica.it).piedmont angel cropped

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