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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.
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sackbut

a medieval form of trombone
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The other parts were played polyphonically by the organs, cornetts, and sackbuts, and so it was completed.
Let us just take a closer look at Pickett's instrumentarium: shawms and sackbuts are there, as are trumpets, cornetts, the recorder and the bass dulcian, all of which might just be plausible in the wind-band context, but the question whether they would have doubled the voices remains to be resolved.
Sabol opens his score with a five-part piece by William Brade for 'The Entry of the King and his Retinue' which he assigns to cornetts and sackbuts. So far so good, since it is clear that loud music always initiated the masque.
The apotheosis of this approach may have been David Munrow's 1974 recording of Dufay's Missa Se la face ay pale, which combined voices with cornetts, sackbuts, organ and Viols, but played them so tastefully as to be almost irresistible even twentysome years later.(2)
They are bringing their shawms and sackbuts to St Mary's Church in Warwick on Tuesday.
Here, an enterprising programme encompassed the extremes of conductor Beresford King-Smith's jaunty Celebration Jubilate for the 40-year-old Circle Singers and Gussago's elegant 17th century Canzon performed by the Warwickshire Cornetts and Sackbuts.
In common with the rest of Europe, music outdoors in 15th-century Spain tended to be the preserve of the loud instruments, and there are many descriptions of trumpets, shawms and sackbuts playing in the streets and squares of Jaen, especially to accompany the Constable to and from the cathedral on major feast days.
They will complement QuintEssential's standard array of sackbuts, cornetts, natural trumpets and continuo.
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.
For, if we had only the bare polyphonic fabric contained in the notes of the score, without the suggestive title and without the sound of the cornett and sackbuts to guide our response, would we necessarily perceive it as more monumental and grandly sculptural than other works of similar fabrication?
Sackbuts are the forerunners of the trombone and do not look very different.
That evening the York Waits, armed with a panoply of shawms, sackbuts, cornetts, crumhorns, hurdy-gurdies and bagpipes, join forces with the Orlando Consort, whose recording of Dunstaple's motets was a Gramophone Award winner, to illustrate the contrasti ng secular and religious sides of music contemporary with the early 15th century knight Richard Beauchamp.