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sackbut

(săk`bət), Renaissance name for the slide trombone, probably derived from the old French word sacqueboute, which means "pull-push." The instrument achieved its present form in the 15th cent., the only differences being a narrower bore and a smaller bell. These differences lent the sackbut, sometimes called a posuane, a less mellow tone than its modern counterpart.

sackbut

a medieval form of trombone
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The next item in the preface, "the Cantate in eight parts by the same Hieronymus Practorius," was performed by the choir, organs, cornetts, and sackbuts.
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Sonorities of breath taking variety were impeccable nuanced, giving shape to the colourful harmonies and vivid textures of La Battaglia from these splendid cornetts and sackbuts.
Sackbuts are the forerunners of the trombone and do not look very different.