Trombone History: 19th Century (1826-1850)

1826—A drawing by George Scharf features military musicians playing various instruments, including both serpent and trombone. The writing below the drawing reads, “At the Marine Officers Mess Room, at Woolwich, during Dinner” (see below image; public domain) (British Museum). 1826—London: The…

Trombone History: 17th Century (1601-1625)

A history of the trombone in timeline form. For sources see Trombone History Bibliography. _______________ Early 1600s—Kassel, Germany: A five-part pavan by Landgrave Moritz of Hesse-Kassel specifies four parts: Fiffaro, Cornetto, Trombone, and dolzano. Landgrave Moritz, incidentally, is the same man…

Trombone History: 16th Century

A history of the trombone in timeline form. For sources see Trombone History Bibliography. _______________ Early 16th century—Florence, Italy: Canto di lanzi che suonano, a carnival song by Giovambattista dell’Ottonaio, makes multiple references to trombone, with lyrics featuring extensive double…