Trumpet Marine

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Trumpet Marine

 

an ancient, single-stringed instrument played with a bow. The trumpet marine’s triangular body was wooden and approximately 2 m in height. Sound was produced by drawing the bow over the string near the nut. The trumpet marine was used in many Western European navies as a signal; in church music it was used in place of the trumpet.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He breaks new ground by arguing very convincingly for a new interpretation of the "violino in tromba" required as solo instrument in the concertos RV 221, 311, and 313: not (as hitherto believed) a violin playing in "trumpet" style, but a violin modified, in ways as yet unknown, to sound like a tromba marina (pp.
As well as the multi-instrument concerto RV558 (pairs of mandolins, theorbos, chalumeaux, recorders, violins 'in tromba marina', and a solo cello -- a study in tonal contrasts indeed!), the two trios for lute with violin and continuo, RV85 and 82 (performed most successfully with archlute), the two mandolin concertos (RV425, a solo concerto played by Dulio Galfetti, perhaps my favourite thing on the disc, and RV532), there are the two concertos for the lute, RV540 with viola d'amore (whose last movement shares thematic material with RV558, perhaps intentionally, since both were composed and performed in Venice in 1740 for the delight of the Crown Prince of Saxony, the son of Weiss's employer in Dresden), and the D major solo concerto, RV93.