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Ceremonial and Signal Instruments

Included here are mostly valveless brass instruments which are used for ceremonial purposes or signaling such as  bugles, coach horns, and hunting horns. Natural trumpets and horns which are used primarily for performing music have been listed under separate categories.  Valved herald / fanfare trumpets are listed under trumpets.  Click on thumbnails below for detailed descriptions and photos


Contrebasse
Cavalry Trumpet
in Mi-b  c.1900


Alto Fanfare
Trumpet in Eb



Small Coiled
Hunting Horn
c. 1800



English Long
Coach Horn
c.1890


Tibetan
Bhuddist
Raq Dung




Henry Potter
Silver Bugle
c.1880


Pair Fanfare trumpets in
G and A


Roman Cornu Replica c.200AD


One Valve
Bugle c.1915


Coach Horn 19c.


Bronze LUR- c.1000BC


MocheTrumpet
Peru-100AD


RomanTuba
replica 500BC