Trombones in Rome’s San Giovanni in Laterano

Added the following to the 16th century timeline. For reasons of space, only the detail is included in the timeline. Special thanks to Dennis F. Cramer for the photographs.

1598—Rome, Italy: An organ is built for San Giovanni in Laterano (also known as Basilica of St. John Lateran) by Luca Blass and G. B. Mantano. Just below the left set of pipes is a decoration that includes a pair of trombones among several other instruments (see below detail and larger image; photographs by Dennis F. Cramer) (Wilson 224).